Trump’s First Education Budget: Deep Cuts for Public Schools, Good News for Charters, School Choice

The only thing good about this budget is that at least it works towards a skill that is well developed by most educators.

Do more with less and spend out of their own pockets!

This budget is a setup for failure.

It also makes me laugh. Some of little trumpys supporters said…there will be more local control. There will not be much to control in 3 years.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Trump unveiled his first education budget, and it contains many cuts to popular programs in public schools. But it has a bonanza for private alternatives to public schools.

The Washington Post obtained a draft copy of the new budget, which has not yet been submitted to Congress.

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.

The administration would channel part of the savings into its top priority: school choice. It seeks to spend about $400 million to expand charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools, and another $1 billion to push public schools to adopt choice-friendly policies.

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