In the wake of reports that President Bush plans to cut spending on education and other domestic programs if he is reelected, education and ed-tech advocacy groups are calling on lawmakers to preserve federal dollars for schools regardless of the outcome of the November elections.

The Bush administration has told officials who oversee federal education, domestic security, veterans, and other programs to prepare preliminary 2006 budgets that would cut spending after the presidential election, according to White House documents.

An internal memorandum from the White House budget office directed federal


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