Science and math education budget



Increased attention to science, math and engineering education is a major focus of President Bush's Fiscal Year 1991 budget. The president proposes a 26% increase, bringing the total to $1 billion in direct spending. Programs targeted to receive more money include teacher training and curriculum development, as well as fellowships and other forms of support provided indirectly through research grants. The key agencies involved in these programs are the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Department of Energy.