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Bush Budget Scorecard

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Here are some highlights from President Bush's proposed Department of Education budget for fiscal 2003 and comparisons with current funding levels.

Increases: FY 2002
Appropriations
Proposed
FY 2003
Appropriations
Percentage
Increase/
Decrease
Title I grants to districts: $10.35 billion $11.35 billion +9.7
Special education state grants: $7.53 billion $8.53 billion +13.3
Reading First: $900 million $1 billion +11.1
Research and dissemination: $121.8 million $175 million +44
Charter school facilities: $0 $100 million +100
Freezes: ? ? ?
Teacher quality: $2.85 billion $2.85 billion 0
21st Century Community Learning Centers: $1 billion $1 billion 0
English acquisition
(formerly bilingual and immigrant education):
$665 million $665 million 0
Comprehensive school reform: $235 million $235 million 0
State assessments: $387 million $387 million 0
Cuts: ? ? ?
Rural education: $162.5 million $0 -100
Smaller learning communities: $142.2 million $0 -100
Educational technology: $785 million $722.5 million -8
Teaching traditional American history: $100 million $50 million -50
Elementary and secondary school counseling: $32.5 million $0 -100

SOURCE: Department of Education

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