Tag: budget

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Education, National Endowment of the Arts, State Department

President Trump has released the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request, and similar to the past three years, aims to cut the Department of Education and other national programs. Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages-National Council for Languages and International Studies Dr. Bill Rivers presented the following analysis of the...

Urge Congress to #FundLibraries

For a fourth consecutive year, the White House budget proposal for FY21 eliminates direct federal funding for libraries.The majority of this funding is provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides more...

Opposition to Puerto Rico’s Schools Cuts

Last month, the presidents of the American Federation of Teachers and the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (the Puerto Rico Teachers Association) co-signed a letter to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, describing the harmful impact of the deep education cuts over the past decade and the devastating consequences additional proposed reductions would have on students and Puerto Rico’s future.

Language Education Affected in Iowa Budget Cuts

Students in the Iowa City School District are to suffer the loss of language classes in state budget cuts, starting next year.The School Board approved the budget for fiscal year 2015 in Tuesday’s meeting, including budget cuts totalling $3.6 million.The proposal is set to see the loss of all German- language programs, all seventh-grade language programs and...