Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, the ranking Democrat on the Senate education committee, issued a statement saying, "This budget would weaken communities by eliminating funding for after-school programs, grant aid for struggling college students and teacher and principal training programs, and so much more-even Special Olympics education programs". Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is a radical Christian extremist who wants to use American schools to "advance God's kingdom".
The "reshaping" includes cutting loans and work-study programs for disadvantaged students and ending subsidized loans for students still in schools and the program that forgives college loans for students who eventually take jobs in the public sector. Federally funded after-school programs that keep 1.6 million American kids safe and provide wholesome activities would vanish.
DeVos has made clear, before and after joining President Donald Trump's administration, that she thinks public education is a failure - a view her budget would help make a self-fulfilling prophecy. Under the new budget, based from documents obtained by The Post, undergraduates would instead pay 12.5 percent for only 15 years while graduates paid for 30 years.
In addition, the new budget "would make space for investments in choice, including $500 million for charter schools, up 50 percent over current funding". Other cuts include $2.1 billion for teacher training and class-size reduction, a $12 million program for gifted students, $12 million allocated for Special Olympics programs, a $27 million arts program, $72 million allocated for foreign language and global studies programs, and $65 million allocated to programs for Alaskan and Hawaiian Native populations.
Under the proposal, no funds would be dedicated to student support and academic enrichment, which aids schools in paying for mental-health services, anti-bullying initiatives, physical education, Advanced Placement courses and science and engineering instruction. Another $250 million will be spent on "Education Innovation and Research Grants", which would be dedicated for expanding school vouchers for private schools and for studying the impacts of these vouchers. But mot only is it ethically problematic for our government to treat college students like cash cows; it's also just another way to ensure more money for education is directed to the huge financial empire that profits off servicing those loans, refinancing the debt and collecting on loans that go into default.
In other words, more money for religious schools. Nationwide, the $1.4 trillion student loan debt is owed by 44 million college graduates. When it comes to education, those are the swamp critters to watch out for, and budget time is when they're most unsafe.
They gave double priority to offense and slacked on defense - a strategy good enough for a Western Semifinals appearance. Yet two of the final three games in this series are at TD Garden, where the Wizards haven't won since April 16, 2014.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) does languish behind when it comes to paying their players in comparison to Australia and England. De Villiers was speaking ahead of South Africa's three match ODI series against England set to begin next week.
Participants in the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation adopted a joint communique. Xi said the Belt and Road initiative is meant to be an "open and inclusive platform for development".
The law also eliminated same-day voter registration, and significantly reduced the number of early voting days. Supreme Court today left in place a lower court decision that struck down North Carolina's voter ID law.
Prince died last April from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid similar to morphine. Attorneys for rejected claimants had urged Eide to wait for appeals to be resolved before naming the heirs.
Now scientists at NASA have discovered that we have also been shaping our near-space environments with radio signals. But the data could help NASA protect astronauts and satellites from space radiation.
And poor Kelly Olynyk was left out to dry against LeBron, who chose to toy with Olynyk before taking him to the basket. And then there's the fatigue factor, which it looked like the Celtics were suffering from at the start of Game 1 .
Kane scored 25 goals last season to claim the Golden Boot, as Tottenham finished third, having netted 21 times in 2014-15. But Pochettino insists Tottenham are not in a position to sell any player who they see as important to the squad.
The poll found 23 percent believe the bill is a "good idea", 48 percent say it is a "bad idea" and 28 percent have no opinion . Reportedly, Trump had sought assurances of loyalty from Comey, which Comey rightly refused to give.
He added: "And we will do whatever is necessary and we will work together to do whatever is necessary to help with fixing that". The new administration has sought to forge a united front with Latin American countries to pressure the Venezuela government.
This isn't a third-world country, and this kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically, and maybe in other ways". Now, CNN reports that some of the culprits behind the assaults were actually Turkish security officials.
Inventories drop, but extra supplies weigh (RDSA)
For 2018, oil demand is expected to increase by 300,000 bpd, down from a previously forecast rise of 340,000 bpd. Currently, OPEC is planning to extend the tenure of this oil curb to the year-end or to next year.
Rosenstein says he stands by memo criticizing Comey
The headline on the Times story claims: "Trump Told Russians That Firing "Nut Job" Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation". When asked about the Justice Department appointing Mueller as Special Counsel, the President deflected the question.
US President Trump launches NAFTA renegotiation
Lighthizer told reporters that he hopes negotiations will be completed by the end of 2017, according to Reuters . President Donald Trump has officially alerted Congress that he will begin NAFTA renegotiation talks.
Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston's backup
Fitzpatrick is coming off of two seasons with the New York Jets, where one was his career best and the other was disappointing. Fitzpatrick wanted to cash in on his big season, while the Jets wanted to see if it was a flash in the pan year.