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$3.5T Spending Bill Would Lavish Hundreds of Billions on Nanny State Education (Lindsey M. Burke, Ph.D., Heritage Foundation)

The massive, unprecedented $3.5 trillion spending bill making its way through Congress includes education spending on an equally unprecedented scale.

In all, the plan would spend some $761 billion on education and workforce programs, on par with total annual education spending from all sources—federal, state, and local.

The bulk of the proposed education spending in the House Education and Labor Committee proposal—$450 billion—would be earmarked for federal universal preschool and child care. The spending would go toward government universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-old children, as proposed in the Biden administration’s American Families Plan.

$3.5T Spending Bill Would Lavish Hundreds of Billions on Nanny State Education | The Heritage Foundation