Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a  coalition of  114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel.

The Ryan budget would, according to this story by my Post colleague, Ed O’Keefe, cut more than $5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade, primarily by slashing social programs and essentially repealing President Obama’s health care program.

The non-profit Committee for Education Funding said in the letter (see below) that if the budget proposal were to actually become law it would “cause irreparable harm to children, students, schools, libraries, museums and colleges and will undermine job creation, economic growth and global competitiveness. Here’s the letter explaining the coalition’s concerns:

H.Con. Res. 96 (1)

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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