From the Federal Register.
Applications for New Awards; First in the World Program-Development Grants
The FY 2014 budget for FITW is $75,000,000, with up to $20,000,000 set aside for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
Absolute Priority I—Increasing Access and Completion for Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low-Income Students
Absolute Priority II—Increasing Community College Transfer Rates to Four-Year Colleges for Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low-Income Students
Absolute Priority III—Increasing Enrollment and Completion of Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low-Income Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree and Certificate Programs
Absolute Priority IV—Reducing Time to Completion, Especially for Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low-Income Students
Absolute Priority V—Improving College Affordability, Especially for Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low-Income Students.”
This is another Federal Register post providing even more evidence that there are plenty of educational dollars available to properly fund an excellent education for every child in the United States.
On Wednesday, the Western Regional Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships hosted a conference titled, “Keeping Kids In School and Out of Court” at St. John Fisher College which brought members of the educational community and members of the Judicial community together with parents and community members to discuss ways to end the “school to prison” pipeline.
An investment of $75 million dollars to lower class sizes in urban communities and provide ALL children with an Arts based, experiential, education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of ALL children would make the Federal grant program offered above unnecessary.
Investing in the education of children at the post-secondary level is tantamount to pouring water into the ocean cup by cup in order to increase its volume; it is a waste of our federal tax dollars.
When we properly educate children at the elementary level, there will not be a crisis at the middle school, secondary, or post-secondary level. All students will have the ability and opportunity to apply for and receive academic scholarships to continue their education.
Properly educate children at the beginning of their educational journey and their choice of direction will be successful, regardless of their destination.
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