2/4/2008

President George W. Bush has asked Congress to increase special-education services by about $330 million, restore $600 million cut by lawmakers from the Reading First program and to dedicate $300 million to vouchers and $100 million more to merit-play plans. The budget also calls for the eliminating 47 education programs -- including arts and mental-health services -- in an effort to save $3.3 about billion.

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