Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bush Cuts Funding for HBCUs

George Miller's education and labor committee put out a press release today that said the president's budget for next year will cut funding for historically black colleges and universities by $85 million -- 35 percent -- from last year. In fact, other than a small bump in Pell grant funding required by the Higher Education Act that Congress passed last year and dumping some more funding into the no good No Child Left Behind Act, the proposed budget will terminate 47 education programs worth more than $3 billion and cut funding to three education programs that would total $544 million. It sounds like funding higher education just isn't a priority for the president.

Cross-posted.

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