#HandsOff Public Education

Last week, the President proposed a budget for 2018 that would cut $10.6 billion from federal education. These cuts would impact Americans from kindergarten through college, with some of the biggest cuts affecting financial aid for college students, Medicaid, after-school programs for low-income students, special education, and teacher training.

The budget proposal cuts 22 programs, including mental health support, advanced placement (AP) coursework, Special Olympics, and arts education. Most concerning among these cuts are the slashed funds for Medicaid supporting students with special needs. According to the president-elect of the Boston Teachers Union, these cuts will “hurt the most vulnerable students.”

Many are fighting back against this attack on public education. Some have organized rallies like those in Boston, others are taking to social media with the hashtag #HandsOff.

Join a community of peacemakers and start your own education project today!