· Title I Grants to School Districts. The Republican CR cuts nearly $700 million from one of the Federal Government’s two major formula programs that provide aid for education to States and localities. This amounts to a 4 percent cut to Title I below last year’s funding level. Title I provides critical federal support to thousands of schools serving nearly 1 million disadvantaged students. These funds pay for teachers, tutors, and after school programs—this reduction in funding could cause 10,000 teachers and aides in these struggling schools to lose their jobs.
· Head Start. Head Start is providing comprehensive early childhood services to almost one million low-income children and their families. The cut of $1.1 billion, or 14 percent, below the FY2010 appropriation and more than $500 million below FY2008, would translate to a massive loss of comprehensive early childhood services, causing nearly 218,000 children across the country to be kicked out of the Head Start program this year (a cut over 20%). This reduction will also put over 55,000 Head Start teachers out of work and close more than 16,000 Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms.
· Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy. The Republican bill cuts $439 million from Striving Readers – a comprehensive birth through grade 12 literacy program. This is the only targeted federal literacy funding for teacher professional development and research-based interventions for students who cannot read and write well enough to progress in school. The program supports 114,000 students and 2,900 jobs. The cut is achieved through a rescission of $189 million from balances currently available for the program, combined with zero new appropriations for FY 2011 (compared to $250 million appropriated in FY 2010).
· After-School Programs. The Republican CR cuts $100 million from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at the Department of Education. This funding supports programs that provide additional time for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, to participate in enrichment activities that complement their regular academic program. Hundreds of thousands of working families nationwide depend on these services for their school age children. The cut produces a 9% reduction in funding which would likely mean that 800 fewer sites could be funded, and some 130,000 to 140,000 fewer children could receive after-school services.
· Public housing capital fund: cut by $1.072 billion, more than 40 percent, endangering public housing households, more than half of whom are elderly and/or disabled, and more than 40 percent of whom have children.
· Elderly housing (Section 202): funding cut to $274 million from $825 million. None of the program’s remaining FY2011 funds could be spent on new units.
· Housing for the disabled (Section 811): funding cut from $300 million to $90 million. None of the program’s remaining FY2011 funds could be spent on new units.
· Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): cut from $4.45 billion to $1.5 billion, or more than 60 percent.
Answer by TwinkleLites at 1:32 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
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Answer by sopranomommy at 7:18 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
I start out by cutting all disability benefits to people who can actually still work. Just because they can't do a job they previous did, does not mean they can do someting else. Then I would chance a few rules for Social Security, who gets it, how much etc Finally, I would stop handing out money to students on pell grants and just pay for the academic portion and not other expenses. Most only use it for frivolous things. Too much money is wasted on people who know how to work the system. Fix the system, solve the problem.
????? I hope that you realize that the bureaucracy that would be created from your too proposals, would cost more than the funding.
Answer by adnilm at 7:59 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
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