Critics are skeptical of the administration’s claim that the cut in funding will lower the country’s deficit

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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally to endorse Martha McSally in Mesa, Arizona, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

By Wissam Melhem | 28 minutes ago

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 fiscal year budget would slash $7.1 billion in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education, eliminating subsidized loans that are often used by low-income students and bringing an end to the public service loan forgiveness program.

Some have responded to the proposal with skepticism, with critics and education advocates saying that it isn’t likely to pass. But others said they were concerned that the budget reflects the

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