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Trump Administration Releases Budget Cutting Approximately 10% of ED Funding

March 11, 2019

On Monday March 11th, the Trump administration released their budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year. Included in the proposal is a $7.1 billion cut to the Department of Education, approximately equal to 10% of its total current operational budget. These proposals follow similar attempts in past budgets the administration has put forward. The cuts include reduction in funding for teacher preparation, National Institutes of Health, removal of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and other research programs. The proposal also would allow for Pell Grants to be used on short-term credential programs. Since Congress has the ultimate budgetary authority, and with a divided House and Senate majority, movement on this budget will likely not make much headway. 

UPCEA is a proud founding member of advocacy groups such as the Today's Students Coalition as well as the National Adult Learner Coalition.

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Mary Niemec, University of Nebraska, Co-Chair
Dick Senese, Capella University, Co-Chair

Kristen Brown, University of Louisville
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Ricky LaFosse, University of Michigan
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming


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