Thursday, February 09, 2006

Programs Bush Wants to Cut or Kill
Here are just a few of the programs that President Bush proposed to eliminate in his proposed 2007 budget, with potential savings in millions:

Educational technology state grants, $272 million
Even Start, $99 million
High school programs terminations:
Vocational education state grants, $1,182 million
Vocational education national programs, $9 million
Upward Bound, $311 million
GEAR UP, $303 million
Talent search, $145 million
Tech prep state grants, $105 million
Smaller learning communities, $94 million
Safe and Drug-Free Schools state grants, $347 million
Elementary and secondary education program terminations:
Parental information and resource centers, $40 million
Arts in education, $35 million
Elementary and secondary school counseling, $35 million
Alcohol abuse reduction, $32 million
Civic education, $29 million
National Writing Project, $22 million
Star Schools, $15 million
School leadership,$15 million
Ready to Teach, $11 million
Javits gifted and talented education, $10 million
Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners, $9 million
Comprehensive school reform, $8 million
Dropout prevention program, $5 million
Mental Health integration in schools, $5 million
Women's Educational Equity, $3 million
Academies for American History and Civics, $2 million
Close-Up fellowships, $1 million
Foundations for Learning, $1 million
Excellence in Economic Education, $1 million

Higher Education Programs:
Education demos for students with disabilities, $7 million
Underground Railroad Program, $2 million
State grants for incarcerated youth offenders, $23 million
Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Programs:
Perkins Loan cancellations, $65 million
Leveraging educational assistance programs, $65 million
Byrd Scholarships, $41 million
Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational opportunity, $3 million
B.J. Stupak Olympic scholarships, $1 million

Centers for Disease Control preventive block grant, $99 millionUm. Okay. Idiocy? Anyone? Bueller?
Real Choice System Change grants, $25 million
Community services block grant, $630 million
Community economic development, $27 million
Rural community facilities, $7 million
Job opportunities for low-income individuals, $6 million
Maternal and child health small categorical grants, $39 million
Urban Indian Health Program, $33 million

This is just a taste and just the cuts. There are scores more programs that Bush wants to cut or drastically reduce funding for.

We're talking about programs like WIC, PBS, Head Start, low cost health care for families, the mentally ill, services for AIDS patients, this is your life and mine, why, so we can pay for Iraq? Everyone I know will be negatively impacted if this budget goes through.

Please encourage your representative to kill this and fast.
Find your Congressperson

Please make a note to pass this on.


Z said...

Let me tell you. I work for a non-profit and we do workforce development, you know...all that stuff they talk about for adult, youth and dislocated workers? Vouchers for retraining? yep, that's what I do. And that jackass wants to take away full funding for younger youth (14-17) and move it all to JOB TRAINING for older youth (18-21) with the only acceptable outcomes for success being a GED/Diploma AND a job for a year. A YEAR. That's hard to do. And when we obligate the money, say for a 2 year training? They come back and only count what we SPEND in the fiscal year with the stip that our money must be paid LAST after Pell and Pheaa we end up screwed coming and going...and then...based on the SPENT money (which is usually only 1/2 of the total obligated) they fund us for the next year...and usually cut us by 1/2 to 3/4. And we have SONY laying off BIG time - it's western PA for crying out loud. It just sucks. And now, they want me to pay a co-pay for Evan's Medical Assistance for his autism. Some families can't afford the co-pay because they make too much. My poverty isn't even enough. Isn't that awful?

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

I hear you Z. I think some members of Congress want to kill this thing but we need as many as possible on board. Pass the word on?