Educators are leading a push to restore critical federal funding for rural schools and communities.
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Although the spending bill passed by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee cuts far less from education than the Trump-DeVos budget proposal, it would still devastate several education programs.
Educators helped to derail the bill because of the harm it would have done to students, but Trump and McConnell are determined to dismantle Obamacare.
Educators tell why it matters that President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos want to roll back IDEA funding to pre-2001 levels.
The Trump-DeVos budget makes cruel cuts that will hurt public school students. These graphics tell the story.
House lawmakers are advancing a bill that aims to expand career and technical education, which is targeted for a 15 percent cut in the Trump-DeVos budget.
The Trump budget cuts special education, which is already critically underfunded. But a bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to more than double IDEA funding over the next decade.
DeVos goes before a U.S. Senate committee to tout her destructive plan for students and public education.
There is broad bipartisan support in Congress to expand CTE programs. But the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts threaten any real progress.