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The President's Proposed Budget

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President Clinton has proposed $31.2 billion in discretionary education spending in fiscal 1999, with moderate increases for some existing schools' programs and dollars for several new education initiatives.

FY 1998 Appropriation FY 1999 Request
Existing programs
Title I school district grants $7.38 billion $7.77 billion
Special education state grants $4.53 billion $4.55 billion
Vocational educationbasic state grants $1.0 billion $1.01 billion
Bilingual and immigrant education $354 million $387 million
Impact aid $808 million $696 million
Goals 2000 $491 million $501 million
New programs for fiscal 1999
Class-size reduction none $1.1 billion
Education opportunity zones none $200 million
Teacher recruitment and preparation none $67 million
Teacher training in technology none $75 million

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education.

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