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Education and the 2013 Budget

The President's 2013 Budget will help ensure access to a world-class education for all American children.

President Obama laid out a blueprint in his State of the Union address for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.  The President released a budget that illustrates how we put that blueprint to work.  

Yesterday in his message to Congress, the President explained that we are in a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get there. The Budget targets scarce federal resources to the areas critical to growing the economy and restoring middle-class security: education and skills for American workers, innovation and manufacturing, clean energy, and infrastructure. It is built around the idea that our country does best when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.

Education is the key to our continued economic security. In order to ensure that every child has access to a world-class education, the 2013 Budget will:

  • Support High-Quality Early Childhood Programs
  • Invest in the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers
  • Encourage Innovation and Support Success in Education
  • Reform Elementary and Secondary School Education
  • Grant Flexibility in Exchange for Smart Reforms
  • Drive Comprehensive State and District-Level Education Improvement
  • Eliminate and Consolidate Narrow Education Programs
  • Attract, Prepare, Support, and Reward Great Teachers
  • Prepare Students for College
  • Increase Funding for the Education of Children with Disabilities

Read more about how the President’s 2013 budget will help ensure access to education: HERE.