That big a cut isn’t gonna happen…
But it is the first of many cuts in government spending that Trump is looking for after next years elections and for Trump to run on….
The budget proposal suggests eliminating 29 programs, including after-school and summer programs for students in high-poverty areas, among other things.
The budget proposal is unlikely to pass through Congress – especially with Democrats in control of the House, however, it is a glimpse into the Trump administration’s priorities going into the next fiscal year.
In a statement on Monday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the proposed cuts show “commitment to spending taxpayer dollars wisely and efficiently by consolidating or eliminating duplicative and ineffective federal programs.”
She also said the “budget at its core is about education freedom,” an apparent nod to the issue of school choice – something DeVos has attempted to champion during her time as head of the department….