Thursday, April 13, 2017

What The Trump Budget Proposal Could Mean For Colorado Education - Jenny Brundin, CPR

President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal is creating new lists of winners and losers. Military spending goes up while money for education goes down — by about 13 percent. The budget proposal also gives us an idea of the administration’s priorities for education. It makes cuts but also puts more money into independently run charter schools and to an unspecified "new private school choice program." Colorado schools get about 8 percent of their funds from the federal government, mostly money designated for high poverty schools and students with disabilities. That works out to $443 million for K-12 education and about $194 million from the US Department of Agriculture for child and nutrition and food distribution grants (school breakfasts and lunches).

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