Making the Case for Afterschool Programs in Nebraska
The editorials below address President Trump’s recent proposal to cut off federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center after-school program in the next federal budget, saying there is no evidence of their impact on youth. Jeff Cole, network lead for Beyond School Bells, co-authored the editorials with Catherine Lang and Molly O'Holleran. Lang, former director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska labor commissioner, is the director of the Nebraska Business Development Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. O’Holleran, is a member of the Nebraska State Board of Education.