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NEWS / Politics K-12 Blog
Proposed Budget Cuts
for Disadvantaged Students Would Hit These States Hardest
By Andrew UjifusaMay 24, 2017
President Donald Trump's proposed
education budget would cut close to 4 percent from traditional,
formula-based Title I aid, the U.S. Department of Education program designated
for disadvantaged students. And as part of that $578 million cut, big states
(not surprisingly) would take the biggest overall dollar hit. For example,
California would see a $61 million cut from its $1.83 billion in Title I aid in
fiscal 2017. But which states would lose the biggest share of their previous
Title I aid?
remember that Trump's budget does include a $1 billion boost in overall Title I
aid, which would bring it up to $15.9 billion. However, that $1 billion boost
is earmarked for a new public school choice grant program for districts, not
the regular formulas. It's part of the Trump administration's big push to
expand public and private school choice.
here's a standard disclaimer: Trump's budget plan is just a proposal and won't
be passed by Congress as written. In fact, even though the GOP controls Capitol
Hill, lawmakers might disregard much of the administration's blueprint.
But put aside the
politics, as well as that $1 billion increase for public school choice. That
$578 million cut in formula Title I aid would bring total Title I funding for
districts down to just below $14.9 billion. Which states would have the biggest
percentage loss from that pot of Title I? See our chart below,
which includes whether a state voted for Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton in
the 2016 presidential race:
The States Most Impacted by Proposed
Trump Cuts to Formula Title I Aid
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(One set of electoral college votes
in Maine went to Clinton, while another went to Trump.)
For the chart, we
selected the 11 states whose regular Title I money would be cut by 4 percent or
more in Trump's proposed budget. We drew on this budget table from the
Education Department for the chart.
I is the single largest federal budget program for K-12. Overall, Trump's
budget would cut $9.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, from the Education Department.
Trump administration officials said the budget cuts at the Education Department
and elsewhere at domestic agencies are designed to shift budget priorities in
Washington and put more of a focus on defense and border security.
For a detailed list of
changes to key programs in the Trump budget proposal for education, check out
the interactive chart below:
Trump Education Budget Proposal for
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Photo: Copies of
President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget are laid out ready for
distribution on Capitol Hill on May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez
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Alyson Klein and Andrew
Ujifusa cover federal policy for Education Week, tracking and
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