Tue, 28 March 2017
Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week and Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed discuss President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for schools and colleges, and its prospects on Capitol Hill. The president envisions deep cuts to some federal education programs, while promising more money for school choice. What programs are in Trump’s crosshairs, and why, and where was the budget plan silent? What would be the impact of eliminating big-ticket items like after-school and teacher-quality grants?How does the budget line up with Trump’s earlier pledge to support historically black colleges and universities? What’s the potential impact to universities of Trump’s plans to revamp the Pell Grant program and proposed cuts for scientific research?