Constituencies Mobilize Over Bush Budget
Education Groups Rally Members for Effort to Spare Favored Programs
The author Garrison Keillor has joked about a fictitious National Federation of Associations, but in Washington there really is a membership group to champion just about every interest, from ice cream retailers to mortgage bankers.
And when it comes to President Bush’s proposal to scale back or abolish dozens of federal education programs, plenty of groups are rallying their members to resist his plans.
The National Association of School Psychologists is fighting proposed cuts to programs that finance school-based mental-health services, such as the $35 million Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program. The Council for Opportunity in Education is working to protect programs that help disadvantaged students graduate from high school and get into college. And the National Even Start Association, actually based not in the Washington area but in San Diego, once again is defending the $226 million Even Start program, which aims to improve educational opportunities for children and their families in low-income...
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