March 12, 2019

Should Teachers Get Vouchers for Professional Learning? Trump Thinks So

Read the entire article by Madeline Will on Education Week.

Once again, President Donald Trump's budget proposal has eliminated the $2.1 billion Title II grant program that funds class-size reductions and teacher and principal professional development. But this time, he's also proposing adding "vouchers" for PD. 

The proposed fiscal 2020 budget, released Monday, would cut the Education Department's spending by $7.1 billion, down to $64 billion, starting in October by eliminating 29 programs. The budget says that the Title II program is "largely duplicative," and other formula grant funds, including Title I and Title III, could be used for professional development. 

To read the complete article, visit Education Week.