Trump's education budget proposal should concern us deeply. This is bald-faced educational charterization and privatization agenda that masquerades as "freedom," but which is ultimately about what scholar David Harvey terms, "accumulation by dispossession," which is core to the neoliberal agenda.
How the Trump 2020 Budget Request Affects Education ProgramsFor the third straight year, President Donald Trump has proposed cutting the U.S. Department of Education's budget. For fiscal 2020, the president is seeking a $7 billion cut, or roughly 10 percent, for the department, down to $64 billion. His total federal budget request is about $4.8 trillion.
Trump wants to create a new school safety grant program and increase funding for charter schools and District of Columbia vouchers. At the same time, he wants to eliminate $2.1 billion in teacher training, and $1.2 billion for after-school programs. Other big programs like Title I and special education would receive the same funding that they currently receive in fiscal 2019. See how funding would change for various programs below.