K-12 slashed $400 million in new budget proposal
Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The budget battle in Washington, D.C., continues with the
latest effort by Congressional Republicans to slash federal spending.
The one-week extension would prevent a shutdown of the
federal government through April 15. In exchange for an additional week, House
Republicans are asking for $12 billion in reductions. The cuts will trim $391
million from K-12 programs, including School Improvement Grants, the Safe
Schools and Citizenship Program and Career and Technical Education.
According to a press release about the bill, cuts to federal
public school funding would be a combination of rescission, reduction and
program termination. The press release also says all the cuts were included
either in previous House and Senate spending plans or in President Obama’s
The biggest line item reduction is eliminating unobligated
balances from Title I, which would cut the Striving Reader’s program by $186
the press release here.
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