News Alert: Trump seeks deep cuts to public education programs in pursuit of school choice

Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to cut more than $10 billion from federal education initiatives while expanding charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools. Funding for college work-study programs would be halved, 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 the administration’s proposal for its first full education budget.

 
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News Alert Wed., May. 17, 2017 9:07 p.m.
 
 
Trump seeks deep cuts to public education programs in pursuit of school choice
Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to cut more than $10 billion from federal education initiatives while expanding charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools. Funding for college work-study programs would be halved, 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 the administration’s proposal for its first full education budget.
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