Trump to offer exclusive contract to service US student loans

Trump to offer exclusive contract to service US student loans

Trump to offer exclusive contract to service US student loans

Supports for low-income and disabled students would be sacrificed to pump money into Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' crusades, including public funding for private and religious schools.

She's also expected to give details on a tax credit scholarship proposal. Another $250 million will be spent on "Education Innovation and Research Grants", which would be dedicated for expanding school vouchers for private schools and for studying the impacts of these vouchers.

Altogether, the proposed budget cuts $10.6 billion from public education.

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...

Weingarten concluded, "More than 80 House of Representatives members-including Trump supporters-and almost 1,500 organizations are calling on Congress to maintain federal funding for after-school programs".

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As The Post reports, deep spending cuts - a net $9.2 billion or 13.6 percent - called for in the document sever funding to many "long-standing programs" and federal government supports that largely serve children and youth from low-income households. Initiatives meant to increase adult literacy, help children in disadvantaged communities, and grants for technical and career education would all lose millions in funding.

Idaho Education News managing editor Jennifer Swindell and Eastern Idaho reporter Devin Bodkin will be among the attendees.

DeVos, President Trump's controversial pick to head the U.S. Department of Education, has declined an invitation to speak at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.

Next week is sure to be an important week for education in America.

DeVos never attended public school.

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Five divisions within the AFT represent the broad spectrum of the AFT's membership: pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Polis also slammed the budget proposal for shifting money away from schools with high levels of poverty to wealthier schools. With few private schools, rural states tend to rely heavily on their public schools.

It's nearly as if billionaire DeVos is going out of her way to burden already-struggling low-income students and places - thus widening the already gaping inequality in wealth and opportunity. She does not have an education degree, and she has never been a teacher.

There are as many as 25,000 unfilled science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs in Washington state, according to the Boston Consulting Group and according to the Department of Labor, workers who complete apprenticeships earn $50,000 annually on average.

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