Education continues to dominate the news with the release of President Barack Obama's proposed 2010 budget – "A New Era of Responsibility."
“The path to jobs and growth begins in America’s classrooms. The decisions we make about how to educate our children will shape our future for generations to come. They will determine not just whether our children have the chance to fulfill their God-given potential, or whether our workers have the chance to build a better life for their families, but whether we, as a nation, will remain in the 21st Century, the kind of global economic leader that we were in the twentieth. If we want to out-compete the world tomorrow, we must out-educate the world today.” ~ President Barack Obama
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This budget comes on the heels of the recent stimulus package which devoted $115B for education. Diagram from Education Week. Click chart to enlarge.