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Published in Print: February 10, 1999, as The White House Education Budget

The White House Education Budget

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President Clinton's fiscal 2000 spending plan targets funding toward his priorities, including his seven-year class-size-reduction initiative and the Reading Excellent Act, which focuses on teacher training.
FY 1998 FY 1999 FY 2000 Proposed
Goals 2000 $491 million $491 million $491 million
School-to-work 200 million 125 million 55 million*
Title I grants 7.38 billion 7.68 billion 7.99 billion
Impact aid 808 million 864 million 736 million
Class-size reduction -- 1.2 billion 1.4 billion
Charter schools 80 million 100 million 130 million
Reading Excellence Act -- 260 million 286 million
Bilingual and immigrant education 354 million 380 million 415 million
Special education state grants 4.53 billion 5.05 billion 5.11 billion

* Identical funding is proposed in the Department of Labor budget.
SOURCE: Department of Education.

Vol. 18, Issue 22, Pages 1,21

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