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Has the Department of Education given up on poor kids?

from By: Patrick Gleeson (commentary)

It's no secret that the current administration's highest funding priorities don't include the Department of Education. President Donald Trump signaled as much in choosing Betsy DeVos to head the department. Her views on public schools were well-known long before her appointment and are summarized in her 2015 comment that public schools are "a dead end." For those who feel public schools are worth saving, the department's announcement earlier in March that it was further slashing the education budget after two years of earlier cuts was troubling. The department proposed eliminating 29 programs, by far the largest being the 21st Century Learning Centers that operate in high-poverty areas. more


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