Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal Comes Under Fire by Education Unions

Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal Comes Under Fire by Education Unions

February 20, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal is receiving harsh criticism from education unions, including the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. While it is “more than likely to be rejected by Congress,” the proposed budget seeks a number of cuts and changes in education, including “an elimination of the government’s Charter School Program with the intention to have the program lumped into other education department programs.” Additionally, according to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, “by turning Every Student Succeeds Act funding for schools into a block grant program, this budget would effectively make deeper cuts to funding for our students in communities with the greatest need.”