Federal funding for two main federal K-12 programs will increase $9.3 billion since 2001 under the president's proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2005.
Sixty-three percent of the U.S. Department of Education's elementary and secondary school funds would go to help schools with economically disadvantaged students (ESEA Title I) and to support children with disabilities (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA] Part B). If the president's FY 2005 request is enacted, the increases in these programs will have substantially exceeded any previous increases since their creation.
This and other facts about K-12 education funding can be found in the U.S. Department of Education's brochure, "10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding," available online.
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