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ERIC Number: ED531396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-12
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Obama's 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control. Backgrounder, No. 2677
Burke, Lindsey M.; Sheffield, Rachel
Heritage Foundation
President Obama's FY 2013 budget request includes another major spending increase for the Department of Education--2.5 percent more than last year--to nearly $70 billion. American taxpayers are calling for spending restraint in Washington, yet President Obama's proposals would exacerbate the existing bureaucratic maze of federal programs and further remove educational decision-making authority from state and local policymakers. Decades of increased federal spending have done little to benefit American students. Continuing to pour more taxpayer dollars into failed programs is unlikely to improve educational outcomes. Rather, it will lead to more federal involvement in state and local education systems. Reforms that roll back spending and reduce the federal role will help restore educational authority to state and local leaders where it rightly belongs. (Contains 4 charts, 1 table and 30 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; No Child Left Behind Act 2001