In the News: Trump’s First Full Education Budget: Deep Cuts to Public School Programs in Pursuit of School Choice

The Trump administration plans to cut approximately $10 billion from the Education Department’s budget, which was $68 billion this year. The planned cuts are described in detail in this Washington Post article.

Andrew Ujifusa and Alyson Klein of Ed Week note that the plan calls for the creation of a new $1 billion program that will allow students to take federal, state, and local education dollars to the public school of their choice.

The Trump administration plans to release its education budget proposal for FY 2018 next week, but yesterday the Washington Post reported on a leaked copy of an almost-final version of the budget.

In March, Marty West commented on the preliminary budget, which had just been released, in an interview with Phyllis Jordan.

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