Obama's K-12 Spending Would Nearly Equal Bush's Two-Term Total
Created on April 13, 2012
TOTAL: $338.1 billion
K–12 discretionary spending
K–12 stimulus funding
Proposed supplemental education spending
K–12 discretionary spending, first term
K–12 discretionary spending, second term
In one term, President Obama's spending on K–12 education would almost amount to President Bush's total over two terms. In addition to more discretionary spending, Obama has added $150 billion in bailout, stimulus, and proposed supplemental spending.
Note: Figures are adjusted for inflation in 2012 dollars.
Sources: “Education Department Budget by Major Program,” at http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/history/edhistory.pdf (accessed April 9, 2012); Department of Education, “Summary of Discretionary Funds, FY 2008–FY 2013 President’s Budget,” at http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget13/summary/appendix1.pdf (accessed April 9, 2012); and “H.R. 1586,” 111th Congress, Congressional Research Service Summary, at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR01586:@@@D&summ2=m& (accessed March 16, 2012).
G.W. BUSH, 2001–2008