More Education Programs Get the Axe in Obama's Budget Proposal:
Yesterday it was Even Start. Earlier this morning it was gifted education.
Now the White House has announced a few more education programs that it would like to see Congress scrap in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
The list includes: Civic Education, which received about $33 million in fiscal year 2009. That program pays for the We the People program, which, ironically, got a lot of kids I talked to in Indiana interested in volunteering for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
The budget also proposes getting rid of the $2 million Close-Up fellowships, which provide grants for students to visit Washington, and the $2 million Academies for History and Civics, which provide intensive workshops for teachers and students in those subjects.
Also on the hit list . . . ."
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The grown ups in Washington are cutting education programs that can't prove they work. Textbooks don't work to nurture learning . . . tick, tick, tick
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