Skip to comments.Trump Education Budget Rattles Establishment
Posted on 04/04/2017 8:52:15 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
President Trumps budget "blueprint" for the U. S. Department of Education recommends a 13 percent decrease in spending for the agency, but provides few details on how he will reach that goal.
Nevertheless, the details that the Trump Administration does provide have already drawn the ire of the education establishment. The blueprint promises to preserve and protect special education and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Meanwhile, the blueprint claims the new administration "eliminates or reduces over 20 categorical programs that do not address national needs, duplicate other programs, or are more appropriately supported with State, local, or private funds, including Striving Readers, Teacher Quality Partnership, Impact Aid Support Payments for Federal Property, and International Education programs."
As well, the blueprint claims it "Eliminates the $2.4 billion Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program, which is poorly targeted and spread thinly across thousands of districts with scant evidence of impact." A panel of education officials convened at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on March 28, 2017, to take issue with this recommendation, although none of them rebutted the scant evidence of impact assertion:
Catherine Brown, vice president of education policy at CAP, said that 40,000 teachers' salaries would be affected.
"Two hundred twenty-seven teachers will be affected," Tonia Holmes-Sutton, director of the Network to Transform Teaching in Clark County, Nevada, said.
I see your 13% reduction and raise you to 100% !
There shouldn’t even be a Department of “Education”
Eliminate 50% (to start) of the DoE management and regulations!
The ONLY money to education should be for scholarships based on academic excellence and based on objective testing across the country.
They’re the ones who are going to have to reach the goal....not Trump. He set the goal.
RR should have abolished it when he had the political equity to do so.
It’s a start
And why didn't the boys com this meeting?
Mom: Because they had a baseball game. They've been in the league together for years and best friends.
Heck, I'm surprised she didn't say,
"Two hundred twenty-seven teachers will be beheaded."
Close the federal Dept of Ed
In Arizona we had to pass a teacher proficiency exam for certification. Coming into the profession after 26 years of real world experience I was stunned at how simple it was to pass. Yet many new teachers from college were allowed three tries to pass the test in a year.
IMO the ASVAB was tougher that the ATPE and the ASVAB is written to the 10th grade level.
Department of Brainwashing
Good start. But Ed Dept should be phased out this year. It is a worthless Department.
Even that is not supported by the Constitution.
The ONLY circumstance where the Constitution would support a measure where the feds give grant money to schools, would be for defense. Currently, we have a situation where man 18 year olds are not qualified for military service, mostly due to lack of physical fitness.
If you want to blow the minds of the libs, give a bounty to high schools for each graduate who qualifies to be accepted into the military.
“Catherine Brown, vice president of education policy at CAP, said that 40,000 teachers’ salaries would be affected.”
As long as their salaries don’t go up, I’d say it’s a good start.
“Two hundred twenty-seven teachers will be affected,” Tonia Holmes-Sutton, director of the Network to Transform Teaching in Clark County, Nevada, said.”
Why does Clark County, NV even need 227 teachers?
No sane person could justify a 13% decrease in the Department of Education budget.
Why is this number not a 100% decrease? Why is the federal government involved in any way in local education? It’s time to drain the swamp, starting with eliminating that entire department.
Quit so much of the testing all the time, and you’d save mountains.