Congress Proposes More Massive Cuts To Education

According to the ASCD website:

“Both chambers of Congress have passed spending blueprints to guide the federal government’s spending for FY 2016 and beyond—and both chambers propose severe cuts to education funding. Although the blueprints set the overall spending caps for federal programs, they do not specify program amounts. However, Congress’s plan to keep sequestration in place means no increased funding in any education program—including Title I, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and professional development for educators—regardless of need.

The House funding blueprint would slice education spending by $135 billion from 2016 to 2025 (20 percent below current funding levels), and the Senate proposal would cut education spending by $63 billion (8 percent below current funding levels) during the same period. Education has already sustained $80 billion in cuts since 2010, and additional reductions will make spending allocations more difficult for state and local leaders. Congress’s latest proposals would drop preK–12 per-pupil funding to its lowest level since the turn of the century, according to a White House fact sheet.

The Senate passed an amendment that would allow states to opt out of the Common Core State Standards without penalty, meaning they could keep their Elementary and Secondary Education Act waivers and Race to the Top funding, but rejected an amendment that would have established and funded federal-state partnerships to expand access to high-quality preschool programs.”

What is wrong with these people?