Education technology funding would decrease by about $55 million, under the Fiscal Year 2002 budget proposal that President George W. Bush sent to Congress April 9. Bush's proposal consolidates nine education technology programs into a single block grant, funded at $817 million, down from $872 in Fiscal 2001.

The administration budget is not likely to be enacted without significant modification in Congress, but it is nonetheless an important bellwether of the president's priorities.


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