Budget Matters Blog

Category: Education

Elementary, secondary, higher and vocational education.


National Priorities Project Statement On President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal

President Obama’s last budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 is a mix of old and new, of longshot proposals and sure bets.


State of the Union: 2016

Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. Take our short poll below!


President Obama's Last State of the Union: A look back

Today President Obama will give his final State of the Union address. A look back at seven years of president's budgets and our predictions about what you'll hear tonight.


Top 5 Federal Budget Issues in 2016

2015 was chock full of defining moments. Looking ahead, here are five things you can expect to make big news in 2016.


Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Universal Preschool

It’s time to get serious about what families need in the 21st century.


House Votes on Republican and Congressional Progressive Caucus Budgets

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted down the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget and passed the budget proposal from the House Budget Committee, with some tweaks.


A Budget That Reflects Americans' Priorities

We take a look at a federal budget proposal that focuses on Americans' priorities -- such as job creation, education, Social Security, infrastructure improvements, and other domestic investments.


Competing Visions: What Budget Proposal Best Matches Americans' Priorities?

Check out our new Competing Visions analysis that examines how the major budget proposals stack up against Americans' priorities on 15 major issues including job creation, education, war spending, and taxes.


The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures

Today we released The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.


State of the Union 2015

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was as notable for what it included as for what it didn’t include.  We give you the lowdown on gridlock, climate change, middle class economics, free community college, taxes, war spending and more.