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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 04:07 PM

Is the $100M going to Ivana part of the $200M the Pres was giving her for STEM research for girls?

Or is this a totally separate amount going to Ivanka, for a total of $300M? FTR, this $200M was coming out of the Dept of Education's budget. So now we're giving Ivanka, the builder and clothes designer extraordinaire a $200M DoE fund to experiment with? There's no one currently working inside the DoE who had more experience in setting up programs to benefit girls? They had to borrow the builder's daughter who designs clothing?

Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort

By Betsy Klein, CNN
Updated 3:56 PM ET, Mon September 25, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump directed the Education Department to invest a minimum of $200 million in grant funding each year to expand STEM and computer science education in schools, signing a presidential memorandum Monday. On Tuesday, the private sector announced an accompanying pledge of over $300 million for computer science programs.

The effort was spearheaded by Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to the President.
"Our country's long been the leader in innovation fueled by the skills, creativity and grit of our workforce. In recent years with growing technological advancements, the nature of our workforce has increasingly shifted to jobs requiring a different skill set, specifically in coding and computer science," Ivanka Trump told reporters in a Monday conference call.

She called the presidential memorandum "an enormous step forward toward an important milestone of aligning the skills being taught in our classroom with the jobs that exist in the country."
On Tuesday, the private sector built on that commitment as the Internet Association announced a $300 million investment in K through 12 computer science programs over five years. Tech giants Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce each commit $50 million, and other contributors include Lockheed Martin, Accenture, General Motors, Pluralsight, Quicken Loans and Intuit.

The announcement will be formally rolled out later Tuesday at an event in Detroit with Ivanka Trump.
The President signed the memorandum in the Oval Office Monday afternoon, surrounded by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, lawmakers, his daughter, and a diverse group of students.
"I've asked Ivanka to lead up the White House efforts on workforce development, and the initiative today is a critical part of that endeavor," he said.

Ivanka Trump said she has worked on the initiative alongside the Education Department, Labor Department, business leaders, educators, nonprofits and governors, with initial conversations starting during the presidential transition.
Female participation in computer science-related jobs has declined since 1990, and the White House's guidance to the Education Department asks "that these programs be designed with gender and racial diversity in mind," Trump said.
The Obama administration called for $4 billion for computer science education in an initiative announced in January 2016; however, that funding never materialized from Congress.

"While the previous administration recognized that this was an important initiative, ultimately, beyond the announcement, they were not able to act upon it because they did not get the congressional legislation they needed," a senior Trump administration official said.

The Trump administration announcement directs investment from Education Department's funding and does not require additional legislation, according to Reed Cordish, also an assistant to the President.
"It directs the secretary of education to explore administrative action that will add or increase focus on computer science in existing K through 12 and post-secondary programs," Cordish said, noting that the memo signed by the President requires that an annual report be done to assess the initiative's effectiveness.

In addition to her Tuesday trip to Detroit, the first daughter will highlight STEM and computer education on Wednesday, visiting a public school alongside Microsoft President Brad Smith and nonprofit Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi.


FTR Even though this article is dated September 25, 2017, I saw it for the first time a few days ago on DU and it was posted as a new post. I'm still curious whether this $200M is a separate set of money from the current $100M recently announced. If it's different I'd like to know what happened to the first $200M.

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Reply Is the $100M going to Ivana part of the $200M the Pres was giving her for STEM research for girls? (Original post)
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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:12 AM

4. I was hoping that someone would be able to convince me that I hadn't read what I thought I had read.

That the president hadn't taken a total of $300M of taxpayers money and turned it over to his daughter, the former building industry guru turned clothing manufacturer to be in charge of spending $100M for an as yet undefined 'global women's program' to go along with her $200M "lets pursue STEM Programs for young girls."

My point in all this is not for me to attack STEM which has been around for a while, but that I don't understand why the president would be turning over $200M taken from the Dept of Education to permit his clothing manufacturing daughter to use it to create and pursue STEM programs for young girls when I'm sure that there were plenty of women and probably men as well, within the Dept of Education as well as other areas of high schools and colleges, who may have had a host of ideas already to go on how that $200M could be put to good cause right now to pursue and develop programs aimed at advancing young girls and women in the area of STEM, but didn't have the resources.

But I fear that the majority of that $200M funding will be wasted on Ivanka Trumps' traveling the globe on a listening and learning tour across America and possibly the world "Pursuing STEM Learning Program Best Practices for Young Girls" when there are others who would be ready now to take that money today and put it to good use in this area and won't waste it traveling around trying to make themselves look good as I'm sure Ivanka would be doing on a looking and learning tour.

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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:46 PM

2. How Much Of It Ended Up In Her Pocket?

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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:00 PM

3. The Trump Klan of grifters are in grifter nirvana.

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