Key Obama K-12 Programs Won Out in Budget Deal
The final budget deal funding the U.S. Department of Education through Sept. 30 of next year reflects the Obama administration’s success in fending off House Republican efforts to scrap programs such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and School Improvement Grants, all administration priorities.
But advocates for education spending expect pitched battles over funding to continue this year as Congress once again struggles to come up with a plan for big reductions to the federal deficit over the next decade or be forced to make draconian cuts to a host of programs, including K-12 spending.
As it stands, not everyone is happy about the choice to renew high-profile administration programs that emphasize competitive grants to finance education initiatives. House Republicans had pushed to eliminate such programs in fiscal year 2012 to make room for $1 billion increases to major formula-funded programs for disadvantaged children and...
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