President Trump’s assault on our public education system will have a dangerous long-lasting effect. Rather than working to improve public education, Trump’s appointee as Secretary of Education, billionaire and anti-public education crusader Betsy Devos, is working to undermine the public education infrastructure that Latino students depend on.
If Trump wins, students and families lose. The facts:
Trump’s $7.1 billion cuts from the education budget would jeopardize programs that millions of Latino students rely on, including after-school programs and assistance for Hispanic Serving Institutions.
The more than two-thirds of Latino students who earn bachelor’s degrees depend on financial aid. Trump’s plan takes away $1.9 billion from Pell Grants, impacting one out-of-two Latino college students who rely on Pell Grants to help pay for college.