ERIC Number: ED451614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Summary and Background Information.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This document presents the U.S. Department of Education's budget for 2002. This is the first budget under President George W. Bush, and it reflects the president's goals for six areas in education: close the achievement gap, empower parents with choices, expand flexibility and reduce bureaucracy, improve elementary and secondary education, bolster postsecondary education, and redesign financial management in the department. The administration aims to close the achievement gap by increasing funds for Title I grants in order to give states and school districts additional resources to turn around failing schools, by funding a new Reading First program, by starting community learning centers that provide high-quality extended learning opportunities, and by providing for the training of more teachers. The new budget gives parents more choices by supporting charter schools and by increasing the annual contribution limit for education savings accounts, and it streamlines existing education programs to reduce bureaucracy. As regards elementary and secondary education, the new budget provides for increases in special-education grants to state programs, funds safe and drug-free schools grants, and allows teachers to deduct out-of-pocket classroom expenses. The budget also increases Pell Grant funding and allocates funds to modernize student aid delivery and management. (RJM)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Government School Relationship, Resource Allocation
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/Budget021/Summary.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.