Trump’s Higher Education Budget Robs More Than $5 Billion From Low-Income Students
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By: Marcella Bombardieri, Antoinette Flores, Ben Miller, and Sara Garcia | Posted on March 17, 2017, 2:59pm
With barely more than 200 words devoted to higher education in its new budget proposal, the Trump administration manages to take us on a brief but dizzying journey through the looking glass to a place where cuts of billions of dollars to a crucial grant program for low-income students can be called “safeguarding” and reductions of hundreds of millions of dollars in other valuable supports for underserved students can somehow be reconciled with protecting minority students.
Broadly speaking, President Donald Trump’s so-called “America First” budget robs needy students of more than $5 billion in support and takes us further away from the prospect of an America that is first among nations in any meaningful sense.
These cuts will do nothing to address rising tuition, college access, or gaps in college graduation.
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Posted on 20 March 2017
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