House Republicans want an 80% cut to Title I

House Republicans are proposing an 80% cut, amounting to nearly $15 billion, to the Title I program.

Title I is a federal program in the United States that provides financial assistance to schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was first enacted in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”

The main goal of Title I funding is to help schools improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students and close the achievement gap between them and their peers. The program allocates funds to schools based on the number of students from low-income families they serve, using a formula that takes into account the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Title I provides funding to schools based on the number of children from low-income families they serve. The proposed bill also includes a ban on using funding to teach “critical race theory,” though the concept is not clearly defined by the plan.

It is highly unlikely for such cuts to pass as Democrats control the Senate and the executive branch. However, the bill does highlight the difference in educational philosophy across the aisle.

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