AFT Says Trump’s Proposed Federal Budget Will Negatively Impact ESSA

AFT Says Trump’s Proposed Federal Budget Will Negatively Impact ESSA

March 16, 2017

The American Federation of Teachers said that Trump’s budget “takes a meat cleaver to public education” with AFT President Randi Weingarten saying it will negatively impact ESSA’s Title I and Title II funding. Weingarten stated the plan “weakens federal support for job training and employment service formula grants” and “shifts more of the burden to states, localities and employers when it comes to expanding apprenticeships and other proven job generators.”