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Bush's Education Policy

This Tuesday, President Bush will present Congress with his fiscal 2002 budget. The president's spending plan includes a proposed 11 percent boost in federal funding for schools, the largest increase in the budget. Mr. Bush also wants to increase local control and institute regular proficiency tests in math and reading. Michael Kirst, Professor of Education at Stanford University, tells Liane, however, that the Federal government has never played a big role in schools.

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