FY 2006 Budget
Due to time constraints the following budget is from the previous year (2006), we hope to have new research done and updated to this webpage by April 20th, 2006
The U.S. government plans to spend $56 billion, on our nations Department of Education. They want to fund certain programs and close others. Below is the overview of the budget for Fiscal Year 2006.
The Title 1 Grants to local education provides money to schools in low-income communities and is the foundation for NCLB accountability. The budget is requesting $13.3 billion for Title 1. That’s a 4.7% increase over the 2005 level.
For reading Programs such as Reading First and Early Reading First. The budget includes $1.1 billion this program is to teach children to be reading at grade level by grade 3. The budget is proposing to use $1.0 billion fulfilling the Presidents promise to give $5 billion for reading programs in 5 years, plus an additional $104 million for Early Reading First.
This budget plans to give $412 million to start up a program that we don’t even know works. When it could just keep current programs alive.
The budget is giving $500 million to the President’s new Teacher Incentive Fund. As well as providing $2.9 billion for the Teacher Quality State Grants program to train teachers and get new teachers. As well as an additional $40 million for the Adjunct Teacher Corps initiative, which gives professionals the opportunity to gain more knowledge in the core academic subjects.
To get money for the High School Intervention Initiative, the government proposes to shut down certain programs that are unique in many ways. Such as Vocational Education, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, and GEAR UP.
In 2004 the Nation spent $723 million dollars funding Upward Bound, Talent Search, and GEAR UP. In 2005 the Nation spent about $731 million on these programs and this year they plan on closing them completely by withdrawing all funding for these programs.
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All of the above information was from a Department of Education budget outline that was downloaded from