Feb. 12 (New York) —Educators for Excellence, a teacher-led organization, is expressing deep disappointment today to President Trump’s 2019 proposed budget which intends to cut $3.6 billion in education spending.
“We are deeply concerned that at a time when our country is struggling to provide an equitable and excellent education that gives all students the opportunity to succeed, our President is proposing such deep cuts to our education system,” said Sydney Morris, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Educators for Excellence. “If our President wants to create jobs and raise wages, we need an education system that prepares our students with the skills to take on those occupations. But rather than dedicating more resources to equip our students for the future, he hopes to slash funding for our children by $3.6 billion. This budget jeopardizes the education of millions of students and our future national prosperity.”
The budget did not increase funding for services that are essential to the education of students with disabilities nor did it increase Title I funding for disadvantaged students. Cuts embedded in the budget affect funding of various K-12 programs that are fundamental to support our students and teachers, such as $2 billion for Title II, which supports teacher training.