President Donald Trump issued his budget proposal earlier this month continuing the trend in divestment in universal public education. If enacted, Trump’s budget would slash federal education spending by 12 percent, eliminating funding for 29 education programs. A full list of the programs slated for elimination (as first reported by Education Week) can be found below:
The three largest programs facing elimination are Title II teacher development grants ($2.1 billion), Title IV grants for academic enrichment ($1.2 billion), and after-school aid ($1.2 billion). Combined, these cuts would cut federal funding by nearly $119 million in North Carolina.
The elimination of Title IV funding would leave North Carolina schools without any dedicated funding for professional development. The General Assembly already eliminated state funding