The proposal includes key investments in education that would strengthen the middle class, grow the economy and provide opportunities for success to all Americans – especially our nation's most vulnerable children. Without adding to the deficit, the budget would invest $71 billion in discretionary funding for the Education Department, an increase of 4.5 percent over the FY 2013 pre-sequester level.
The cornerstone of the President's education plan, Preschool for All , would expand high-quality early learning opportunities to all 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Testimony on the administration’s FY 2014 education budget request before the Senate Budget Committee