The U.S. Department of Education would receive nearly $70 billion under President Barack Obama’s FY2013 budget, which he presented to Congress on Feb. 13. This is a 2.5 % increase from 2012. Obama’s 2013 education budget focuses on STEM initiatives and workforce readiness.

“In these tough budget times, the Obama administration is making a clear statement that high-quality education is absolutely critical to rebuilding our economy.If we want to strengthen the American workforce, we must continue to invest in education.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan


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