Williams: Trump’s Ed Budget Masks Cuts as Flatlines and Makes Cuts That Devastate Kids

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Media Outlet: The 74 Million

Conor P. Williams wrote for The 74 Million about how Trump's proposed education cuts could affect America's youth. 

Start with a child living out her youth in Donald Trump’s America. Here she is, one of many, thick with needs and positively glowing with potential. She sparkles with curiosity. She is the future of the United States; our tomorrow will be only as bright, full, and expansive as hers.
She is not, hopefully, spending her present immersed in the details and debate related to President Trump's 2018 budget proposal for the federal Department of Education. As conservative British philosopher Michael Oakeshott once put it, “Everybody’s youth is a dream, a brief, sweet insanity, a confusion of life & art in which all human activities save love are dissolved into infinite possibilities, in which there are no obligations ... In this dream politics alone has no place.”

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Conor P. Williams is a senior researcher in New America's Education Policy Program. His work addresses policies and practices related to educational equity, dual language learners, immigration, and school choice.