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Jennings, Jack – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
With the triumph of Tea Party candidates and other conservatives in 2010, many in the new Congress are pressing to get the federal government out of education. Eliminating or curtailing federal involvement in education would be a wrong-headed, simplistic move for several reasons: (1) It ignores the nation's history; (2) It would erode the state…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Politics of Education, Public Education, United States History
Bissonnette, Jocelyn, Ed.; Ellerson, Noelle, Ed.; Jones, Lindsay, Ed. – Committee for Education Funding, 2011
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 85 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 budget for recognizing the importance of investing in education to our nation's economic growth and competitiveness. Within a constrained fiscal…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education
Mandlawitz, Myrna, Ed. – Committee for Education Funding, 2011
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.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education
US Department of Education, 2009
This document contains a transcript of prepared remarks for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the House Education and Labor Committee. The Secretary discussed provisions for education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to supplement state budgets. The Secretary also noted an expanded…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Student Financial Aid, Public Agencies
Jones, Jessika – California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2009
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Act commits $100 billion to education, with California education expected to receive over $8.5 billion. The largest part of the education stimulus package is the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, of which California's slice is nearly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Block Grants
Hartle, Terry W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
In its first hundred days, the Obama administration demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding access to higher education. The economic stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), increased funding for the Pell Grant program and over the next two years, the maximum award will grow to $5,550 in 2010-2011--the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, College Bound Students, Low Income Groups, Graduation Rate