Obama’s Education Budget Makes Secondary Schools a Priority
Education Secretary Says a Focus on Middle and High Schools is “Hugely Important to Us”
Earlier this year, President Obama released a broad outline of his Fiscal Year (FY Y) 2010 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education. The three-page document, released on February 26, offered a summary of the president’s educational priorities but contained relatively little in terms of actual dollar figures. On May 7, Obama made it t clear that significant reform around the nation’s middle and high schools will be a big issue in 2009 when he made public his detailed funding proposals, which included new investments in adolescent literacy, a high school graduation initiative, and a focus on turning a around low-performing middle and high schools.
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