This article is a complete listing of those 46 programs, along with program descriptions per the US Department of Education website.
The Bush-proposed education budget cuts for 2006-2007 affect all public schools and students, but the brunt is borne by disabled and economically disadvantaged students; teachers of math, science, foreign languages and bilingual education and who have outstanding student loans; and especially (and curiously) in the teaching of American History and Civics.
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS PROPOSED BY PRESIDENT BUSH TO BE TERMINATED IN 2006 - 2007
-- Educational technology state grants, $272 million - assists states in generating and using accurate and timely data to meet federal reporting requirements, and facilitate research needed to eliminate achievement gaps and improve learning of all students.
-- Even Start, $99 million - designed to improve the literacy of academic achievement of young children and their low-income families
High school programs terminations:
-- Vocational education state grants, $1,182 million - aims to develop the academic, vocational, and technical skills of students who elect to enroll in vocational and technical programs
-- Vocational education national programs, $9 million
-- Upward Bound, $311 million - provides support to high schoolers from low-income families and to low-income first-generation military veterans to succeed in pre-college performance
-- GEAR UP, $303 million - designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college; GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.
-- Talent search, $145 million - aims at increasing number of disadvantaged youth to complete high school and attend college
-- Tech prep education program, $105 million - Hailed by the Education Department website as "a significant innovation in the education reform movement in the United States....Tech Prep is an important school-to-work transition strategy, helping all students make the connection between school and employment."
-- Smaller learning communities, $94 million - plan, implement or expand smaller learning communities in large high schools, and includes parents, community-based organizations and other community members in the activities of the smaller learning communities. This program was established by the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002.
-- Safe and Drug-Free Schools, $347 million - Includes the widely-praised DARE program
Elementary and secondary education program terminations:
-- Parental information and resource centers, $40 million - assists parents whose children attend schools identified for improvements or corrections by the No Child Left Behind Act
-- Arts in education, $35 million - development of programs designed to improve or expand arts education (music, art, theater, dance) in elementary or middle school curricula
-- Elementary and secondary school counseling, $35 million - establishes or expands elementary and high school counseling programs, especially for schools with the greatest need for new and additional counseling services, and the most promising and innovative approaches
-- Alcohol abuse reduction, $32 million - aims to reduce alcohol abuse among secondary school students
-- Civic education, $29 million - programs in character, civics, and correctional education in elementary and high schools and colleges
-- National Writing Project, $22 million - a nationwide, nonprofit educational organization that promotes K-16 teacher training programs in the effective teaching of writing; serves more than 100,000 teachers at approximately 175 sites, and has served over 2 million teachers and administrators since its inception in 1974.
-- Star Schools, $15 million - improved instructions in math, science and foreign language for disabled, illiterate and disadvantaged students
-- School leadership,$15 million - assists in recruiting, training and retaining principals and assistant principals in low-income areas
-- Ready to Teach, $11 million - enables eligible schools to develop, produce and distribute innovative educational and instructional digital/video programming
-- Javits gifted and talented education, $10 million - meets special needs of gifted students who are disabled, disadvantaged and limited-English proficient
-- Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners, $9 million - supports culturally-based educational activities, internships, apprenticeships and exchanges for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and children and families of Massachusetts