10:11 AM Eastern - Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Students Fates Caught in the Middle of Budget Talks #default

According to the National Education Association, if Congress fails to find a reasonable solution to the federal budget crisis, education funding will drop to drastically low levels not seen since 2003.

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These cuts would equate to $4.8 billion, and more than 80,000 education jobs lost - and that's just what can be expected in 2013 alone. Critical programs that serve 9.35 million students including Title I grants, IDEA grants, School Improvement Grants and rural education funding are on the line.

Read NEA's analysis to learn more on how education and federal education programs will be affected if Congress fails to act.

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