Budget Matters Blog

Category: Education

Elementary, secondary, higher and vocational education.


The President's Budget in Pictures

Today we released The President's 2015 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.


How Would You Spend $3.9 Trillion?

Here are the five things you absolutely need to know about President Obama's proposal to spend $3.9 trillion in 2015


National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

President Obama today released his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget proposal, a plan that includes new manufacturing institutes, job training, and the president’s signature initiative of universal pre-kindergarten education. Here are the highlgihts of what the budget contains.


What Is An Omnibus?

An omnibus in London/ Photo by Gene Hunt.  A $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill was unveiled last night in Congress to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. The bill will be voted on by the end of the week. But what exactly is an “omnibus”? In...


War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, which renewed a commitment to federal funding for programs to help struggling Americans. Here's a list of resources that illustrate how these federal programs are faring 50 years later.


A Vision for 2014

Congress managed to squeeze through a budget deal just before its Dec. 13 deadline, narrowly avoiding another crisis. Yet there is still a long way to go. January is sure to be action-packed.


Spend More on Education to Save on Health Care: Millennial Perspective

When discussions around federal spending turn to trade-offs and long-term projections, the stakes are highest for the Millennial generation and those who are still in the K-12 education system.


Can Worries for Head Start Stop?

Now that the shutdown is over, Head Start families and employees can breathe a sigh of relief, right? Well....


Recess is Over. Now, About That Budget and Debt Ceiling...

Congress returns to Washington next week, and they have a lot of work to get done. Use our fact sheets to brush up on the issues.


Back to School: The Debate Over Student Loans

The good news is that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to pass an important piece of legislation that President Obama then signed it into law. The bad news? The legislation will increase the cost of higher education for future college students.