June 17, 2017
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Subject: TRUMP’S SMART CUTS TO EDUCATION — BY WILLIAMSON EVERS & VICKI ALGER — L. A. TIMES – 6.12.17
[full article at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-evers-alger-trump-education-cuts-good-20170612-story.html ]
6.12.17 – L.A. TIMES
“Trump’s smart cuts to education” – By Williamson M. Evers & Vicki E. Alger
Excerpts from this article:
It’s the end of the world as we know it – at least that’s what some people would have us believe about President Trump’s education budget.
It’s “a devastating blow to the country’s public education system,” according to National School Boards Assn. CEO Thomas Gentzel. More like a “wrecking ball,” says Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Assn. teachers’ union. No, it’s a veritable “assault on the American Dream,” insists John B. King Jr., former Obama administration secretary of education.
Such hyperbole is reminiscent of the early 1980s, when President Reagan’s opponents battled his administration’s education cuts, and it’s about as inaccurate today as it was back then.