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  • Current Issues in Education by Brett Burg
  • Federal funding for education is a big issue in America. Students need this money so that they can receive the proper education they need. They need every opportunity so that they can be successful. This is why the government starts programs like Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Block Grants.
  • Why are these programs so important? The future of America is with these children and we need to get them the best education possible. We don’t want to leave our great country of ours with people who are uneducated. They need the education that can put them ahead.
  • What is federal funding? Well it simply is the money that the government gives to fund educational programs. For example, head start and early head start.
  • With some funding schools and districts can do great things. They can make more programs which helps give more students the education they need. Like Montgomery County, they went from 13 programs which helped 260 students, to 21 programs which helped out 420 students.
  • What is being done about the shortage of money in educational programs? The stimulus package has 12.2 billion dollars funding special education programs. Another 13 billion dollars is used to help out lower income families.
  • The stimulus package is an attempt to boost the economy in America. It is also a way to give some money to education. Even in hard economical times, education needs to thrive.
  • For special education fundsthe government is giving around 12 billion dollars over the next 2 years for special education programs.
  • Federally funded programs like Head Start and Early Head Start help millions of families. In these hard times some families can’t help their children and they need the government to help them out for the time being.
  • Education is very important in America and we can’t let bed times keep children from being the best people they can be. Federal funding helps get these kids better programs in school. These children going to school everyday are the people who will run this country in 20 years, so we need to give them everything they need to put them ahead.

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  • Current Issues In Education
    Brett Burg
    EDU 290 Tu, Th 9:30
    Dr. Dirkin
  • Federal Funding for Early Education Programs
    Head Start
    Early Head Start
    Child Care and Development Block Grants
  • Why Is These Programs Important?
    “The most formative learning comes in those first years of life”
    President Obama
  • Federal Funding?
    Federal funding is money that the government gives to education through such programs like Head Start or Early Head Start
  • Funding Programs
    These Programs help districts like Montgomery County. The went from 13 programs for 260 students, to 21 programs and 420 students
  • What Is Being Done To Address This Issue?
    Stimulus Package
    $12.2 billion in funding special education
    $13 billion used for low income families
  • Stimulus Package
    Part of president Obama's stimulus package goes to education
    Funds many of the federal programs for education
  • Special Education Funds
    Around $12 billion over 2 years is funding about 6.7 million special education students.
  • Low Income Families
    95,000 families served by the Early Head Start Program.
    976,000 families are being served by the Head Start Program.
  • Conclusion
    Federal Funding helps millions of families. Education is very important for America to grow. Our kids are important because they are the leaders of tomorrow. The government knows this and they do their part as much as they can.
  • References
    Federal education funding. (2010, January). Retrieved from http://gao.gov/products/GAO-10-51
    Samuels, C.A. (2009). Infant-toddler special ed. programs get new life from stimulus. Education Weekly, 28(36), Retrieved from http://0-firstsearch.oclc.org.elibrary.mel.org/WebZ/FSFETCH?fetchtype=fullrecord:sessionid=fsapp5-37122-g77y35aa-82z64j:entitypagenum=5:0:recno=2:resultset=2:format=FI:next=html/record.html:bad=error/badfetch.html:entitytoprecno=2:entitycurrecno=2:numrecs=1
    Samuels, C.A. (2009). Stimulus providing big funding boost for early childhood. Education Weekly, 28(27), Retrieved from http://0-firstsearch.oclc.org.elibrary.mel.org/WebZ/FSFETCH?fetchtype=fullrecord:sessionid=fsapp5-55089-g77pm9lw-x7ogd4:entitypagenum=3:0:recno=3:resultset=1:format=FI:next=html/record.html:bad=error/badfetch.html:entitytoprecno=3:entitycurrecno=3:numrecs=1
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