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ERIC Number: ED562038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Budget Response: Fiscal Year 2013. CEF's Position Statement on President Obama's FY 2013 Budget Request
Mandlawitz, Myrna, Ed.
Committee for Education Funding
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 90 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 budget for prioritizing investment in education as a proven strategy to increase jobs and improve our nation's economic growth and competitiveness. Within a constrained fiscal environment and tight spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act, the budget proposes an increase of $1.7 billion (2.5 percent) in discretionary spending for programs in the Department of Education. In addition, the budget proposes over $60 billion in mandatory spending for major new investments in modernizing schools and community college facilities, preventing further layoffs of teachers and other educators, improving the preparation and quality of teachers and school leaders, expanding career academies, and training workers through community colleges. While CEF is pleased with overall education investments in the budget, looming sequestration cuts present a major threat to students, schools, and colleges. The Administration's budget proposes to consolidate 38 ESEA programs into nine new flexible funding streams. While such consolidations ultimately will be decided in the ESEA reauthorization, from a budgetary perspective CEF believes any program consolidations should not result in the elimination of essential functions such as improving teacher preparation at institutions of higher education, family engagement, or providing K-12 students with sufficient specialized instructional support personnel. This report contains the following sections: (1) Charts and Graphs (Joel Packer, Ed.; and Tom Zembar, Ed.); (2) The Foundation for Success--Elementary and Secondary Education (Jocelyn Bissonnette, Ed.; Noelle Ellerson, Ed.; and Lindsay Jones, Ed.); (3) Education, Careers and Lifelong Learning (Jamie Baxter, Ed.; and Nancy Conneely, Ed.); (4) The Gateway to Opportunity--Higher Education (Stephanie Giesecke, Ed.; and Carolyn Henrich, Ed.); (5) Forging Success--Educational Research, Statistics and Improvement (Gerald Sroufe, Ed.; and Augustus Mays); and (6) Education-Related Programs--Meeting the Human Needs of America's Children (Roberto Viramontes, Ed.; and Jared Solomon, Ed.). [For CEF's "Budget Response: Fiscal Year 2012," see ED562026.]
Committee for Education Funding. 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-383-0083; Fax: 202-463-4803; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Education Funding (CEF)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program; Race to the Top