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Local Concerns Continue Over Recommended Trump Budget Cuts To Education

April 17th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Concerns continue locally over the possible impact of some of the recommended cuts contained in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal- with much focus on the possibility of losing the after-school programs.  Although state and local dollars are the primary funding sources for public schools in Maryland and most states, federal funds do pay for some programs like the after-school activities at Braddock and Washington middle schools. Released last month, the president's proposed budget contained a $9 billion — or 13.5 percent — cut for the U.S. Department of Education. During this month’s Allegany County Board of Education work session, one man provided emotional testimony to the importance of the role the after- school program played In his life. These comments from Wesley Mason…


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