How will a Trump Administration Impact K-12 Funding?

How will a Trump Administration Impact K-12 Funding?

September 8, 2016

In an analysis of Donald Trump’s Education Policy Speech, Education Week looks at the impact his policies could have on K-12 funding. The article notes that Trump’s comments about increasing defense spending could lead to policies that take away from the overall education budget, especially if cuts could occur around the time schools are transitioning to ESSA implementation. These potential measures could “alarm edu-funding advocates as well as states and districts.” Subsequently, Republicans could argue that due to ESSA shifting power back to state and local governments, less funding from the federal level is needed.