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The Trump administration is taking its first big step to shrink the role of the federal government in education.

Budget documents obtained by The Washington Post show the administration wants to cut $10.6 billion from the education budget.

In return, the administration wants to put $1.4 billion to expand charter schools and vouchers, and for grants to encourage so-called school choice policies in public schools.

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Emma Brown, education reporter for The Washington Post. She tweets @emmersbrown

This segment aired on May 18, 2017.

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