Fiction: Education is always the first thing to get cut. The schools in my area probably won’t even see a difference as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Fact: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has allocated more than $100 billion in direct funding for education, college programs and building new schools and will be distributed to every school district in the country. The money will also fund Head Start programs, special education, school improvement programs, allow for larger education tax credits, not to mention make college more affordable by increasing the maximum award level by $500 for Pell Grants. It stands to be one of the largest education funding initiatives in our country’s history.