Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice – The Washington Post

//Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice – The Washington Post

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice – The Washington Post

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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