Coalition Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget:

“Our Coalition is disappointed in the Budget’s choice of priorities for federal investments in education.  The President has repeatedly talked about the need for a world-class American workforce.  We do not think this Budget, which would eliminate federal support for teacher professional development, afterschool programs, and other mechanisms that empower state and district efforts to improve STEM education and bolster American competitiveness, lives up to that goal.   Further, the Budget would hinder the successful implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was supported by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Congress, and laid out a flexible framework to provide states and districts with needed resources to improve STEM education and other aspects of a well-rounded education that are essential for successful learning.   We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to achieve this aim.”