President Trump, Betsy DeVos Want To Reduce the Education Department’s Size and Power
President Donald Trump’s 2021 budget proposal doesn’t do nearly enough to address the country’s trillion-dollar budget deficit: As Reason‘s Eric Boehm explains, federal spending would increase next year, and even under the most favorable circumstances the government would continue to run a deficit until at least 2035.
But it’s not all bad news, particularly on the education front. The proposal would halt the federal government’s management of a large pile of education dollars, block grant the funds and distribute them to the states, and ultimately trim about $5 billion from the Department of Education, according to The Washington Examiner:
The Obama administration in 2009 pumped $3 billion into a program that awarded an extra $2 million to underperforming public schools, so long as they made certain reforms. The money came from the School Improvement G
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