Special Edition of Washington Update: Overview of the Budget Released Today by President Trump for FY 2018

Washington Update, May 23, 2017


Dear Colleagues:

I want to provide you with an overview of the budget released today by President Trump for FY 2018. Called by many "draconian" and "an end to public education as we know it," it recommends severe cuts of over $9 billion or 13% to the US Department of Education. It eliminates or reduces spending for several existing programs while recommending $1.2 billion for new school choice programs. Below are more detailed highlights.

Biggest Losers:

For K-12

For Higher Education
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