Michigan schools would lose more than $120 million for teacher training and after-school programs for low-income students under proposed budget cuts by President Donald Trump’s administration.
School officials say the cuts would have a “devastating” impact, hurting efforts to improve teaching and learning, and eliminating or vastly reducing programs that provide a safe, educational experience for low-income students.
“The President’s proposed budget would have a devastating impact on our students, teachers, schools, and the community,” Grand Rapids Public Schools spokesman John Helmholdt said in a statement.
Trump’s proposed budget would slash the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by $9 billion, a 13 percent reduction.
It would eliminate two programs: Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants, which provides dollars for teacher training, and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which funds after-school programs.
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