Budget Matters Blog

Category: Education

Elementary, secondary, higher and vocational education.


Obama Proposes Free Community College

The White House has announced that President Obama will reveal a proposal to allow students to attend community college free for up to two years.


Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?

Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?


Spotlight: Education and Student Loans Voter’s Guide

This week, we’re spotlighting our education-themed voter’s guides with facts about Education, Student Loans and Student Debt.


State Smart: Federal Grants to Your State

Today's State Smart preview spotlights federal grants that go directly to state governments and ultimately affect people in our communitites.


Election 2014: A Voter's Guide to the Federal Budget

It’s election season, when the political ads and campaign claims will fly. National Priorities Project’s 2014 Voter’s Guides will help you pierce through campaign rhetoric and get to the bottom of how candidates approach critical federal budget issues.


The Hidden Story Behind Student Loan Debt

Here's one way we could help Millenials attain higher education without burgeoning student loan debt.


Abandonment of the American Student

Spending cuts to public universities shifts the burden of providing higher education to family bank accounts, despite documented stagnation in median family income.


NPP's Work: Spotlight on Federal Education Spending

Last month we re-launched a major portion of our website, organizing our federal budget research content into eight issue areas. This week, we bring you key highlights on federal education spending.


Federal Spending Matters in Your State

Does the federal budget affect lunchtime for the kids in your neighborhood? You might be surprised at the answer.


Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?

It's that time of year. Taxes are due on April 15. But where do our tax dollars actually go?  Here's the answer.