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Vouchers: What does the house/senate budget do?
===Trump/GOP agenda===
*The Trump administration’s budget proposal cuts funding for the '''Department of Education by 13.5% overall, but spends $1.4 billion to expand vouchers''', eventually increasing funding to $20 billion a year. Initially, $250 million will go toward a private school-choice program while $168 million will go to charter schools. While some charter school leaders applauded the funding, leaders of more than 20 charter school networks signed an op-ed against the budget, saying "we need federal support for all schools, for all kids, not just kids in 'choice' schools." [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/13/trumps-budget-boosts-funding-for-school-choice-so-why-are-charter-school-chiefs-unhappy-about-it/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e004829c6973].
*Trump's educational program would encourage more students to attend charter schools, which are '''16% more likely to suspend students''' than non-charter schools.[https://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/resources/projects/center-for-civil-rights-remedies/school-to-prison-folder/federal-reports/charter-schools-civil-rights-and-school-discipline-a-comprehensive-review]
*[[Trump_Administration#Secretary_of_Education_Betsy_DeVos|Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos]] has shown enthusiasm for '''taxpayer-funded private school vouchers''', and during his campaign President Trump proposed a '''$20 billion federal voucher program'''.[http://www.vox.com/2016/12/2/13767668/donald-trump-education-betsy-devos-school-vouchers]
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