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In the past year, the Republican Congress has cut over $12 billion in federal student aid, making college less affordable and less accessible for millions of American families. Democrats will reduce interest rates, restore the Republican cuts on federal student aid, and expand existing programs such as the Pell Grant to make college affordable for future generations of Americans. Click here to learn more.

Despite promises to leave no child behind, the Republican budget is $16.4 billion less than promised in the No Child Left Behind Act, denying millions of children across the country key services in math, reading and after school programs. Read a report detailing the Republican budget shortfalls in education funding.

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Throughout the school year, students across the country are graded on their performance in school. Now is your chance to grade the Administration on its performance for schools.  Here are a few highlights of the Administration's policy:
  • A $16.4 billion shortfall in funding the No Child Left Behind Act for 2007, for a cumulative No Child Left Behind shortfall of $56.7 billion.
  • Eliminating 42 programs worth $4.1 billion.
  • More than 2.4 million children who will not get needed help with reading and math.
  • Unfunded mandates forced onto states, resulting in potential across the board education cuts in two-thirds of states.
  • A freeze on federal Pell Grants as college tuition rises exponentially.

Education is the cornerstone to building America’s future. We must make a national commitment to education by strengthening our schools, fully funding special education, and modernizing our classrooms. At the same time, we must work to reduce class size, put in place the means for students to attain higher education, and make sure that we have the best trained, most qualified teachers in the world. Democrats are committed to providing high quality education to all of America’s children, creating a nation ready for the challenges of the 21st century.  Learn More > > >  

Fulfilling the Promise: 50th Anniversary, Brown v. Board of Education.> > >

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BudgetWatch: How the Republican Budget Impacts Education.


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February 08, 2006
Pelosi: We Salute Catholic Schools for Teaching our Children Character, Compassion, and Values

January 23, 2006
Pelosi Statement on President’s Comments on Raid on Student Aid

January 06, 2006
Pelosi Statement on Fourth Anniversary of No Child Left Behind

November 29, 2005
Pelosi Statement on 30th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

June 23, 2005
Pelosi: Labor-HHS-Education Bill Does Not Meet the Needs of America’s Children, Workers, or Seniors



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