2008 Budget Proposes More Title I Money with Overall Funding Flat

February 2007
Electronic Education Report;2/9/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p6
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The article reports on the discretionary budget for the Department of Education presented by President George W. Bush for fiscal 2008 in the U.S. The budget proposal recommends to keep education spending flat versus 2007 at $56 billion, while providing increased funding for Title I grants, Advanced Placement Programs, the Striving Readers initiatives and the Foreign Language Assistance program. In the budget summary, the spending request was described as focused on providing additional resources and reforms at the high school level and providing increased incentives, particularly for students from low-income families to stay in school, work hard and go to college.


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