Oppose the Trump-DeVos Budget

The Washington Post was able to get an early look at President Trump’s preliminary education budget. It’s as bad for our public education system as you might expect.

It could slash $10.6 billion from the education budget—and the programs hit hardest are ones that help disadvantaged students, low-income school districts, and college students.

Every child deserves a quality education because education opens doors. Education gives children—regardless of where they come from or how much money their parents make — the opportunity to work hard and make a good life for themselves. It’s the surest way to achieve the American dream.

But President Trump’s budget could put this dream out of reach for many children. It cuts after-school programs and funding for mental-health services and anti-bullying initiatives. It reduces funding for Promise Neighborhoods, a program that supports children in poor communities.

His budget also makes it harder for students to pay for college. President Trump wants to cut work-study funding in half and end student loan forgiveness for college grads who go into public service.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a long history of lobbying to take money out of public schools, and now she’s trying to do it from the top levels of government.

Help Tammy school President Trump and Betsy DeVos on their disaster of a budget. Sign here and tell them you absolutely oppose deep cuts to public education.