Donald Trump wants to eliminate the Department of Education. That’s not a joke, I’m not being misleading. More than once he said he wants to make this happen. Please click the read more below to see just some of the consequences.
—Using official budget figures from the Department of Education, CAPAF’s full analysis shows just how far reaching the impact of Trump’s proposals could be on students, teachers, and families. Our analysis examined the largest programs that the agency runs in order to demonstrate what their elimination would mean for the country and for each state. Nationally, according to that analysis:
- 8 million students every year would lose Pell grants
- 490,000 or more teacher positions could be eliminated
- $1.3 trillion in student loans would be at risk
- 9 million low-income students would lose $15 billion of Title I funding annually
- 5 million children and students with disabilities would lose $12.7 billion used every year to ensure that they receive a quality education
- 750,000 or more students from military families, Native American students, students living in U.S. territories, and students living on federal property or Native American lands would lose $1.1 billion per year for their schools
- 4,000 or more rural school districts would lose more than $175 million used annually to help improve the quality of teaching and learning in many hard-to-staff schools
- $700 million used by states to support the 5 million English language learners currently in public schools — representing close to 10 percent of all students — would be cut
I want to point out, 750,000 or more students from military families. Soldiers and their children will struggle because of this.
I want to point out 4,000 or more rural school districts would struggle.
The working class. The military. The farmers of America. These are the people who supported Trump. And he’s going to drop them in a heartbeat, because he doesn’t even understand how the education system works. Or he does, and he doesn’t care.