Ivanka Trump at Charter School: Still ‘A Lot of Work To Do in Terms of Gender Equality’

Ivanka Trump, top right, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks during a meeting with women members of Congress at the Republican National Committee headquarters, including Abigail Beutler, 3, the daughter of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in Washington. The group discussed children's issues.
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Ivanka Trump’s visit to Liberty Common public charter school was not open to media questions, but Donald Trump’s daughter tells students there is still “a lot of work to do in terms of gender equality” in America.

The younger Trump’s visit to Liberty Common in Fort Collins, Colorado was arranged by former GOP Senate candidate Robert Blaha, who now works for the Trump campaign. Former GOP Rep. Bob Schaffer is now principal of the school, reports the Reporter-Herald.

Trump held a question-and-answer session with students who asked her if she plans to take a government position if her father is elected president. She responded, “We’ll see,” but added she is a mother of three children and runs two businesses.

“I feel very blessed and fortunate to be here in America as a woman,” Trump said, but added there is still “a lot of work to do in terms of gender equality.”

Trump mentioned her father’s proposals to eliminate the gender gap, but did not go into specific detail.

The Republican presidential candidate says he is the “biggest cheerleader for school choice,” and that, if elected, he will use $20 billion to establish a block grant to fund school choice for children living in low-income areas.

“School choice is something my father is an enormous proponent on, just better education really, pushing the bar for this country and the next generation,” Ivanka Trump told students.

Schaffer says he would like to see states expand charter schools through school vouchers, tuition tax credits, and other means.

“We want the next president to understand that when you have market forces at play, you get higher quality, schools that are able to zero in on their academic mission, like we do here,” he said.


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