President Pledges Boost for Education
Curl, Joseph, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
TOWNSEND, Tenn. - President Bush announced yesterday he will ask Congress to increase spending on education by more than 11 percent next year - the largest proposed increase for any Cabinet department the president will include in the budget plan he submits next week.
His proposal to boost spending by $4.6 billion will include an additional $1.6 billion for elementary and secondary education, an 8 percent increase over this year.
"I'm confident the combination of an increase in spending, coupled with education reform that holds people accountable, is the right path for America to take," Mr. Bush told a small gathering of teachers and students in the gymnasium of Townsend Elementary School, about 30 miles south of Knoxville in the Smoky Mountains.
"I think it's so important for us to prioritize public …
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