Description: Obama’s budget would increase fiscal 2012 discretionary Education Department funding to $77.4 billion, a 10.7% increase from current spending levels and a 20.7% increase from 2010 spending levels. Most of the spending goes to Pell Grants (grants to college students from low income families), Title I grants to disadvantaged schools, and state grants for special education. Republicans have sought to cut Education Department spending from 2010 levels.

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