Mr. Bush! This is for You

President Bush delivering the 2006 State of the Union AddressYou’ve all heard by now that our president’s budget proposal is out for 2007, and that with the exception of military and homeland security, programs are getting cut. A third of the 141 programs to be scaled back or eliminated are in education. He proposes cutting department of education funding by 3.5 billion dollars, zeroing out educational technology funding (E2T2) all together.

I think that Bush should propose a 25% increase in education adding 15 billion to the approximately 60 billion that is currently available for national education programs.

If you agree, why? What are the top 10 reasons why George Bush should passionately be calling for congress to increase education spending by 25%?

Please comment, and limit each comment to only one reason (unless you can’t help it). If you blog about the top ten reasons to increase education funding by 25%, please put the words reasons, education, budget, and warlick somewhere in the blog entry. I’ll install an aggregator here that will attract and list those blog postings.

$15 billion worth!

“An Inside Look: President Bush’s 2007 Budget.” NPR 6 Feb 2006. 10 Feb 2006 <>.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.