President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress was peppered with questions about the state of American education.
Trump, who often talks about a “great educational revolution” in his inaugural address, said he’s “finally getting the education I’ve wanted for a long time.”
Trump touted a recent study that found a majority of American children and teens attend a public school and that he’s focused on reforming and creating “a new America.”
Trump’s speech focused heavily on his education and how he wants to build a “Greater Education Revolution.”
Trump, like many presidents before him, has focused on the topic of education.
He’s spoken at length about his vision for a “school of education” in the past and has proposed a national curriculum overhaul.
He promised in his speech that “this is going to be one of the great education revolutions of our time.”
He added that the curriculum and teaching system “should be as simple as possible,” adding that it would be “great for children to learn from a new perspective.”
Trump also made the case that his focus on “a greater education revolution” will be an important element in the next president’s education platform.
“It is my belief that every child should be able to attend a good public school,” he said.