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President Bush has targeted 40 Department of Education programs for elimination in his proposed fiscal 2007 budget.

2006 Appropriation (in millions)
Academies for American History and Civics $2.0
Alcohol Abuse Reduction 32.4
Arts in Education 35.3
B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships 1.0
Byrd Honors Scholarships 40.6
Civic Education 29.1
Close Up Fellowships 1.5
Comprehensive School Reform 7.9
Demonstration Projects for Students with Disabilities 6.9
Educational Technology State Grants 272.3
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling 34.7
Even Start 99.0
Excellence in Economic Education 1.5
Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners 8.9
Federal Perkins Loans Cancellations 65.5
Foundations for Learning 1.0
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness
for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Javits Gifted and Talented Education 9.6
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships 65.0
Mental Health Integration in Schools 4.9
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers 2.3
National Writing Project 21.5
Parental Information and Resource Centers 39.6
Projects With Industry 19.5
Ready to Teach 10.9
Recreational Programs 2.5
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities State Grants 346.5
School Dropout Prevention 4.9
School Leadership 14.7
Smaller Learning Communities 93.5
Star Schools 14.9
State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders 22.8
Supported Employment State Grants 29.7
Teacher Quality Enhancement 59.9
Tech-Prep Education State Grants 104.8
Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program 2.9
TRIO Talent Search 145.3
TRIO Upward Bound 311.0
Underground Railroad Program 2.0
Vocational Education National Programs 9.2
Vocational Education State Grants 1,182.4
Women's Educational Equity 2.9
Total $3,466.0

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