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Trump budget cuts could hurt charter and private schools

President Trump’s proposed federal budget includes massive cuts to K-12 spending, despite campaign promises to the contrary.

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 28, 2017.

President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget includes massive cuts to K-12 spending, despite campaign promises to the contrary. The reductions also include the elimination of Title II, 21st Century Community Learning Center, and after-school programs. This comes as Trump has increased resources available for expanding school choice initiatives. (Education Week)

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