Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reported budget for the Department of Education: an all-out assault on America’s kids, teachers, college students, and student loan borrowers.

The reported budget for the Department of Education shows that President Trump and Secretory of Education Betsy Devos don't think that public education is important. They have cut billions of dollars from our already struggling school system and programs that help working parents get by! 

This budget proves that they don't want to give our children the opportunity for a better life through education. They have cut back Pell Grants and even work-study. I take that personally. My sisters and I would not have been able to attend college without Pell Grants, work-study, and student loans. Attending college broke the chain of poverty in our family.

In this time when so many young people are already struggling to pay back their college loans, the president and Devos want to charge MORE for student loans, have more penalties, and keep people in debt even longer. They are putting college out of reach for many young Americans. 

A solid education is a right for all Americans, not just for those who can afford it! 

Higher education is vital for a healthy economy. We need to be educating our young people to compete in the world market, not dooming them to a lifetime of unrewarding, underpaid jobs or unemployment. Colleges and universities provide good jobs. In addition to being huge employers, they create support jobs in the communities around them. Just drive by any college campus and see all the businesses that college students patronize.

In this video, Senator Elizabeth Warren shares the details of Trump's budget cuts in education.

"I just got a preview of the reported budget for the Department of Education that we expect from the Trump Administration tomorrow morning, and it’s an all-out assault on America’s kids, teachers, college students, and student loan borrowers. Here’s the bottom line: The Trump-Betsy DeVos education budget would push opportunity out of reach for countless young people, and we can’t let that happen. It’s time to fight back."

Yes! It's time to take a stand for education and a secure future for our children and America.

More on Trump's budget cuts. 

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