Thursday, May 18, 2017

Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget - The Washington Post

Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget - The Washington Post:

Here are K-12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget


Mental health services. Civics and arts programs. International education and language studies. Anti-bullying activities. Gifted and talented initiatives. Full-service community schools.
These are some of the K-12 education programs that President Trump is proposing be eliminated in his first full budget, as explained in a story published on The Washington Post’s website, here.
The story, based on documents obtained by The Post, details the $10.6 billion in cuts the administration wants to make in federal education initiatives, and how it wants to reinvest part of the savings into efforts to promote school choice.
Here are some details that aren’t in the story. First is a list in the budget documents of proposed discretionary programs targeted for elimination, which the documents say will save $5.9 billion, and following that are the given justifications for each. They were targeted, the documents say, because they “achieved their original purpose, duplicate other programs, are narrowly focused, or are unable to demonstrate effectiveness.”
The president’s budget also eliminates funding for a program in the ESSA known as Title IV, meant for academic enrichment and student support. Details are at the bottom of this post.
Why are these being cut? Here is the rationale for each, from the budget documents.

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