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Statement from Deborah Delisle on President Biden’s New Budget Proposal

For Release: March 29, 2022

Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127,  

“We are encouraged to see President Biden’s new budget proposal include significant increases in education spending targeted at the country’s most underserved students, including low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, and students in foster care. We are also pleased the budget proposal boosts programs to help make higher education more affordable and more accessible for students, including an increase to the minimum Pell Grant and $200 million for public-private partnerships that help prepare high school students for college and careers. The budget also includes more funding for counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, and these are essential resources to help students navigate mental health struggles caused by the pandemic. Budgets show what we value—and this budget is very clear that America’s youth and their families deserve the best we have to offer so they may thrive.”


Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) and served as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015. 

All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) is a Washington, DC–based national organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices so all students, especially those from underserved communities and particularly students of color and those from low-income families, graduate from high school prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.