The Effects of the Trump Education Budget

The Trump administration has released the budget proposal this week. And education funding will see a steep $9.2 billion in overall cuts.

Education leaders around the nation have some choice words for the expected cuts to necessary fundamental programs.

“I give this budget an ‘F’ grade for failing public school students in California and across the nation,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Adding, “This budget fails.”

The LA Times has a rundown of the 7 most important things for you to know about the proposed budget and who will be most affected. Hint: It’s not the wealthy elite kids.

Basically the cuts will hurt K-12 students, college students, students on Indian reservations and any one benefitting form a slew of programs getting eliminated.

Read more at the LA Times.


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Curriculum

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 18:59

The long standing tradition of building a California mission from art materials, or assembling one from a pre-made craft store kit, will soon go the way of the dodo.

Technology

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 18:01

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is falling on its sword and admitting it messed up when approving Long Beach Unified’s accountability plan last year.