Here's how they're described by DeVos' Education Department: sites.ed.gov/freedom/2019/0…
"Congress never contemplated that [Title IV] grants would be used for the purchase of firearms," @rosadelauro says.
Cole says he is happy to see the Trump budget maintains critical funding for children with special needs and rural students.
Charter school is the one big area where Congress has gone along with the Trump team's push for increasing school choice since 2017.
She criticizes the Trump budget's elimination of after-school programs specifically.
"It’s easier to keep spending, to keep saying yes, and to keep saddling tomorrow’s generations with today’s growing debt," DeVos says.
DeVos says many of these issues predate the Trump administration.
It seems charters already have an enormous amount of flexibility, DeLauro says; adds that DeVos must not be asleep at the wheel.
DeLauro implies some of them aren't really public schools, DeVos repeatedly replies that charter schools are public schools.
A new CTE law is perhaps the biggest education law Congress has passed during the Trump administration.
It's true: The Trump budget request is a series of proposals, not the law.
Lowey disagrees: "I'd wish you'd give more thought to them."
She notes that Title I, programs for English-language learners, and others have been flat-funded.
In education, Lee says, that means privatizing public education. "It's outrageous," Lee says. "Your cuts here specifically target students of color."
DeVos says the report is close to done. Lee says: It's been two years, we need to see it.
DeVos: We have laws that cover discrimination and our office for civil rights ensures that schools are following the law.
DeVos: I'm not sure that's the conclusion, but we will look into the issue.
DeVos: We had to make tough decisions; I think Special Olympics is an awesome program.
"Thank you for thinking outside the box," Harris tells DeVos.
Wondering how DeVos will help states with teacher shortages.
She says that's why the administration wants to give teachers more control over their PD through its $200 million voucher PD program.
Roybal-Allard: What's the research you're citing about larger class sizes potentially being better?
DeVos: Mandating certain class sizes doesn't yield clear results.
Clark reads from report saying that disparities may result from differences in "problem behaviors" among students of different races.
Clark: Your report pushes the idea that black children are just plain old more disruptive in the classroom? How did you come to that conclusion?
Clark: You should take that statement to heart and change your school safety report accordingly.
Interestingly, when Cole ran this House subcommittee in 2017-18, lawmakers rejected Trump's push to create new school choice programs.
DeVos and Lowey then disagree over the precise number of the budget cut.
"I think there are very few perks for the job that you have," Cole says.
"Far too often, what we see is charter siphoning dollars away from public schools. They are operated privately. They do lack transparency."
"We continue to denigrate our public education system, which leads me to the view that the decision is to privatize this," DeLauro says.