Obama Proposes Modest Hike in Education Spending for FY 2012

via NSTA WebNews

The Obama administration just released its spending proposal for fiscal year 2012, which begins Oct. 1. And once again, education is a bright spot in an otherwise tight budget year.

The Obama administration is keeping domestic discretionary spending level, but it is asking $77.4 billion in education funding, including $49 billion excluding Pell Grants, for fiscal year 2012. That’s a roughly 4 percent increase in non-Pell discretionary funding over fiscal year 2010, the most recent budget enacted.

The proposal comes on the heels of a proposal by House Republicans that would make deep cuts to the department’s fiscal year 2011 budget.



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