This week while President Donald Trump was overseas on his first international trip, the White House released his first full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. There are increases in defense and national security, while many non-defense programs took on deep cuts. The Department of Education saw their budget slashed over $9 billion and experts say it could have a significant impact on school districts in high-poverty areas. Public School Superintendent in Tulsa, OK Deborah Gist says her district has been facing “financial chaos” and they’ve already made significant cuts due to a drop in funding from the state. Gist joins Soledad O’Brien for a discussion on the impact of federal funding cuts on class size, teachers, special programs and, ultimately, the students.

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