Federal Budget Analysis: Education

Americans' Blueprint for a Budget Resolution

Nov. 21, 2013

Lawmakers are failing the basic task of managing our nation’s finances. Yet if they listened to the American people, they would pass a smart long-term budget plan by taking these actions on key issues.


A Multi-Issue Prevention Model for Benefiting Society While Reducing Government Spending

Oct. 31, 2013

In a collaboration with the Prevention Project, National Priorities Project explores investment in prevention strategies -- from health care to criminal justice to national defense -- in order to achieve better outcomes for society while saving taxpayer dollars.


August Recess Legislator Meeting Fact Sheets

July 18, 2013

Members of Congress will be in their home districts in the month of August, and NPP encourages you to set up meetings with your legislators during August to make your budget priorities known. To assist you, this is a series of fact sheets covering federal funding for education, the military, health care, and Social Security, as well as tax reform and overall federal spending and the budget process.

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Federal Spending in Your State, 2012-2014

April 29, 2013

Funding by state for select federal programs including Head Start, Special Education, and Medicaid, for fiscal years 2012 through projected 2014.


President Obama Proposes 2014 Budget

April 10, 2013

Overview and details of President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, including proposed reductions in Social Security benefits.


Competing Visions: President Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray, and House Progressives Release Budget Proposals for 2014

March 14, 2013

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up against what Americans want.


A Fight for the Future: Education, Job Training, and the Fiscal Showdown

Nov. 15, 2012

Young Invincibles and National Priorities Project released “A Fight for the Future: Education, Job Training, and The Fiscal Showdown,” a report detailing how the looming fiscal battle could severely threaten key investments in job training and education. This original analysis compares the scale of the challenges in educating the next generation of Americans to actual investments in the education and training of young adults, showing that our federal budget falls far short of the investment needed. The report also compares expenditures on training and education to other budget items like defense spending and tax cuts.

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Election 2012: The Voter Guide

Sept. 7, 2012

National Priorities Project's suite of resources for the 2012 election: A comparison of the presidential candidates on 12 key issues, plus fact sheets with crucial background information on Medicare, Social Security, taxes, and more.

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Primary Stakes

March 5, 2012

The presidential election is about voters’ vision for how the federal government should serve the American people, so National Priorities Project is examining the extent to which residents of key primary states currently rely on federal support. Federal money often comprises a third or more of state budgets, while residents of those states receive thousands of dollars of direct federal assistance from programs ranging from Social Security and Medicare to Pell Grants or unemployment compensation.

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President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

Feb. 29, 2012

On Feb. 13, the president released his budget proposal for FY 2013. National Priorities Project looks at the numbers, the history behind them, and why the president's budget matters.

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