Trump-DeVos Budget Ignores What Really Works

Contacts: Claudia Briggs at 916-325-1550 or Mike Myslinski at 650-552-5324

BURLINGAME — California Teachers Association President Eric C. Heins today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed budget:

“The proposed education budget proves Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are out of touch with the needs of students and working families. Their education agenda actually represents the opposite of what we know leads to success, which is well-resourced neighborhood public schools that provide students with the support, one-on-one attention, inviting classrooms, and well-rounded curriculum they need.

“The Trump-DeVos plan for education, which includes voucher programs and $10.6 billion in budget cuts, will strip funding for after-school programs, arts education, loans for low-income students, professional development for educators, and class size reduction. Our students deserve more, and our country deserves better.

“California voters have repeatedly said no to vouchers and yes to greater support for public schools and colleges. Trump should look to California to see what’s working and stop pushing bad ideas on our students and our state.”


The 325,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with
the 3 million-member National Education Association.