The Pendleton Panther

Obama to boost funding for education by 4 Billion

Posted on: January 27, 2010

Obama addressing a crowd during his announcement.

President Obama is planning to announce in his State of the Union Address tonight an increase of 4 Billion US dollars put forth for spending by the federal education board. The largest portion of the amount will be poured into Obama’s “Race to the Top” grant program. This is his program to encourage innovation and creativity within the schools across the nation. Another 1 Billion dollars will be put forth to overtake the former Bush regime’s No Child Left Behind Act which has been heavily criticized. The new proposed budget plan will aim to aid students to achieve more prolific results in the classroom throughout their years. In addition to the aid, it will try and reform the system so there will be savings on the side. This move on Obama’s part to facilitate education could help him subside various forms of criticism he has endured from liberals. The criticism was stemming from Obama’s decision to freeze non-security discretionary spending for three years. The education level in the United States is lacking behind some other developed nations so this is a vital step towards brightening the future generation of our country.

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