Edjamacayshun [Trigger Warning: POLITICS]

It’s time to leave the president alone, stop this witch hunt, so he can move on to the more important issues facing our country. Like education financing.

President Trump with Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos (Washington Post)

According to the Washington Post:

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.

The administration would channel part of the savings into its top priority: school choice. It seeks to spend about $400 million to expand charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools, and another $1 billion to push public schools to adopt choice-friendly policies.

“School choice” is such a lovely euphemism. Why not just call a spade a spade and say, “Dismantling public schools so we can make a for-profit business out of education.” The real losers in a school voucher system? Special needs kids. Only a small fraction of the private schools are equipped to accommodate these kids, and some won’t accept them at all. And religious schools are exempt from the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). So many of these kids will be relegated to an increasingly underfunded public school system.

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