President Donald Trump’s proposed budget seeks to slash the biggest federal investment in after-school programs and summer learning€”-the $1.1 billion 21st Century Community Learning Center program. The Trump administration argues the program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.

So is the program working? What would happen if the money went away?

Here’s a look at the program and what it offers:

What is the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program?

The program, which has been around since the early 1990’s, distributes money by formula to states to cover the cost of after school…

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