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Letter to the Editor - President's budget cuts afterschool program


March 13, 2019

To the Editor:

Some 6,500 children in Montana would lose their afterschool program, if the budget proposal from the president sent to Congress on Monday makes it into law.

Despite years of research proving that afterschool and summer-learning programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help relieve working parents of worries about what their children are up to in the afternoon hours and during long summer days, the President’s budget would eliminate the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. That’s the principal federal funding stream for afterschool and summer learning pro...

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