Wednesday, February 15, 2006

President’s Budget Would Cut Education Spending

This from EdWeek from today is a fairly detailed account of the presidents proposed budget for education. My personal favorite blurb from the article:

...said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the ranking minority member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

"You're cutting education for disabled students, cutting funding to the most economically disadvantaged students, and at the same time you're going to take $100 million and give it to private schools?" Mr. Miller said in an interview. "It shows such disregard for the public school system."

Exactly, and then there is this about a so-called "bi-partisan" committee to lead a public discourse on NCLB made headed by two of vouchers leading proponents. Lately I am beginning to read more on the blogs that more people are waking up to discover that free public education is being hijacked in this country by the privatization bunch. We need even more voices and we need to get louder.

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