The Department of Education's inspector general reports that some states are using stimulus dollars to replace money they've cut from their education budget, National Public Radio reports -- despite instructions to the contrary. When the department began releasing stimulus funds last April, it told states the money was to be used to boost funding for schools and colleges and protect key programs and jobs. And from the get-go, the Obama administration's message to states was that stimulus funds earmarked for education were to "supplement, not supplant" state funding for schools and colleges. Nonetheless, it wasn't long before the Education Department


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