Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed massive cuts in the budget request for fiscal 2020, including eliminating $17.6 million to support the Special Olympics.

“We are not doing our children any favors when we borrow from their future in order to invest in systems and policies that are not yielding better results,” DeVos said in her budget request statement before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Tuesday.

In the proposal, DeVos said the department is requesting a $7.1 billion reduction in overall funding for Education Department programs, a 10 percent decrease from appropriated funds from fiscal 2019.

“This reduction is similar to last year’s request, and the year before that, as well,” DeVos said in

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