The president has been pushing hard to slash funding to public schools and other public-sector institutions.
The president recently announced a $1.1 trillion plan to cut education spending, including nearly $700 billion to schools.
But a study released this week by the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress says Trump’s plan could actually increase school costs by $1,200 a year, or $1 for every four students.
The study says the savings could be a lot more than that, and that the administration’s plan is likely to increase the cost of a typical student’s education by $300 a year by 2025.
The report, titled “The Costs of Public Education: How Much Would it Cost?,” estimates the total cost of public education in the United States would rise by $3,300 annually for every child in the country.
The $3.2 trillion that is estimated to be needed annually to make up for the cost cuts Trump is proposing to cut comes to $2,000 per child in 2020, according to the study.
Trump has proposed cutting the federal deficit by $7 trillion over 10 years, and his administration is already looking to slash billions in funding for social programs.
The White House has also proposed eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency, a key element of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan.
The Associated Press also reports that the Trump administration is considering closing the public school in the District of Columbia, which serves the city of Washington, D.C. The D.