The budget the Trump administration released on March 11 is getting heat from the Left and the press, particularly for the education cuts it recommends. Even though the budget isn’t likely to pass, much of the proposals are exactly what one would find in a conservative administration, even if government is still growing and spending too much.

The budget proposal requests a $7 billion cut in funding for the Education Department, even more than last year’s. The proposal asks Congress to do several things related to education, including:

Open Pell Grants to “high-quality” short-term programs. Eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized student loans. Streamline income-driven repayment programs for student borrowers. Increase funds for charter schools by $60 million. $100 million for new

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