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Statement by All4Ed on President Biden’s FY 2025 Budget

Contact: Enrique A. Chaurand


Phone: 816-825-1072

Washington, DC – All4Ed commends the Biden administration for its dedication to investing in our nation’s students to enhance outcomes from the classroom to their careers. The FY 2025 Budget Request, issued by President Biden, serves as a roadmap for executing his agenda and underscores a committed effort to prioritize the delivery of quality education across all communities. 

President Biden’s Budget Request seeks $82 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Education, reflecting a $3.1 billion increase from 2023. The Budget Request includes bold new ideas in some areas, while proposing only modest – or no – increases in others. 

President Biden’s proposal for a $7 billion Classroom to Career program signifies a crucial investment in expanding access to dual enrollment, and promoting career-connected learning opportunities for high school students. Additionally, the proposed $8 billion Academic Acceleration and Achievement Grants program underscores efforts to support academic recovery and enhance learning opportunities, particularly in low-income schools affected by the pandemic. 

In addition, All4Ed applauds the commitment and proposed funding for the Career-Connected High School program, with President Biden suggesting $57 million, a substantial increase from 2023. Finally, we are pleased to see the administration propose a $750 increase in the maximum Pell Grant, aiming to make college more affordable for millions of students. This proposed increase demonstrates a commitment to equity in higher education access and affordability.

Notably, the administration only proposes minor increases for such crucial priorities as Title I and funding for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We also welcome the proposed increases for English Language Acquisition under Title III and Full-Service Community Schools, recognizing the importance of supporting diverse learning needs and community-based initiatives. Most programs, however, are proposed to maintain their funding levels from FY 2023, including the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program, despite demonstrated need

As Congress deliberates on the FY 2025 Budget Request, All4Ed remains dedicated to advocating for policies and investments that prioritize equity, excellence, and opportunity in education. We look forward to continued engagement and collaboration to ensure all students receive the support they need to succeed.