Why the Federal and State Budget Discussions Matter . Federal Financial Aid Programs Could Be Cut for the 2011-2012 year, and state funding cut as well.
Why the Federal and State Budget Discussions Matter
Federal Financial Aid Programs Could Be Cut for the 2011-2012 year, and state funding cut as well
“Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take. We want this not only for his sake -- but for the nation's sake.Nothing matters more to the future of our country: not our military preparedness -- for armed might is worthless if we lack the brainpower to build a world of peace; not our productive economy -- for we cannot sustain growth without trained manpower; not our democratic system of government -- for freedom isfragile if citizens are ignorant." Jan 12, 1965Lyndon Johnson
Congress Must Annually Pass a Spending Bill to Fund Federal Programs
Congress HAS NOT Passed a Final Budget Bill for the 2011 Year. They are also debating the budget for the 2012 year.Programs are being funded through a “Continuing Resolution” which will expire on April 8, 2011
H.R. #1 would:
“The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people”
Senator Claiborne Pell
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return."- Ben Franklin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
“Education - lifelong education for everyone - from toddlers to workers well advanced in their careers - is indeed an excellent investment for individuals and society as a whole.”- Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman, September 24, 2007
"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - James Madison
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