What to expect in the coming months

As a result of the Trump administration’s budget plan, state funding for K-12 schools will be slashed by $6 billion, according to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

This is the same $6.5 billion cut that the White House has sought to institute in 2018.

The budget also proposes cuts to the Department of Education (ED), which will be reduced by $1.2 billion.

The cuts would affect schools across the country, including in the heartland, where teachers and administrators are the most vulnerable.

“School districts are facing a devastating cut,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten.

“This budget would slash funding to education by more than 50 percent, and we are deeply concerned about what it will mean for students and teachers in communities across the United States.”

The proposed budget also includes an $8 billion cut to state and local government spending, a $5 billion reduction in state and county police budgets, and cuts to federal funds for Medicaid and SNAP programs.

AFT also said that $5.9 billion in state aid would be eliminated over the next five years, and more than $3 billion in federal aid would have to be eliminated.

Weingart said that the cuts would hurt schools and their students.

“It is particularly egregious that these cuts would be made on top of $3.4 billion in aid cuts already planned for the 2019-20 school year,” she said.

“While there are a number of other states and localities across the U.S. that have already cut back, none of them have had a cut like this in their budgets for schools.

We’re particularly concerned that many school districts have been cutting back on services and services for students that are essential to their education, including after-school programs, physical education, and after-hours activities.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also proposing a $3-billion cut to Medicaid over the coming year.

HHS Secretary Tom Price has said that his department’s mission is to “provide quality health care and help individuals who are poor, in need of healthcare, or disabled and to keep them in their homes, and not be used to cover people who are sick or injured,” but the budget would “substantially expand” the federal government’s role in health care, the White, House, and Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report states.

The report further notes that HHS plans to “make significant investments in health services that provide long-term care for people with mental illness, substance abuse, and other conditions.”

The cuts to Medicaid funding would include $2 billion in cuts to health services for people over the age of 65, which would likely result in more seniors being forced to enroll in private health insurance.

“We are also concerned that Medicaid spending is already under significant strain as states have been forced to implement cuts, including by cutting back funding for mental health, substance use disorders, and substance abuse services,” said Weingamp.

“Many of these cuts are not even on the books.

As a consequence, Medicaid recipients are forced to pay more out of pocket for essential health services, and the health care system is already stretched to breaking point.”

In the meantime, schools in some states are being forced into closing for the 2018-19 school year.

In a letter sent to parents in North Carolina on February 11, Governor Roy Cooper said that he would cancel the state’s March 3-5 “school day celebration” because “the proposed budget would impose severe cuts to our state’s public schools and our schools will no longer be able to provide the quality education that our students deserve.”

Cooper went on to cite “several other proposed budget cuts” as part of the reason for the cancellation.

We are concerned that these budget cuts will cause many of our public schools to close in 2018-2019, and many more schools will close in 2019-2020.

The governors decision comes as the Department for Education (DEA) is proposing cuts to a number other federal programs.

According to a February 9 news release, the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is recommending that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigate allegations that the agency “took action to retaliate against a teacher who was terminated for writing a report critical of the Administration’s response to the Harvey Floods.”

The OIG report is due on April 25.

“Our concern is that this proposed budget will impact the integrity of our school system, the safety and well-being of our students, and their ability to learn,” said weingamp in a statement.

“These proposed budget actions are extremely disappointing, and do not reflect the values and priorities of the American people.”

The Education Department and OIG have said that they are “evaluating the OIG’s report.”

The budget proposal is also being criticized by a number teachers’ unions, who have expressed concern that the proposed cuts