House Appropriations Committee Democrats released Sequestration Endangers Economy, Jobs, Critical Services and Investments. (Summary)The full report is nearly 40 pages long, and the education information starts on page 12. The projected cuts (bulleted below) were calculated at the 5.35% level.
- K-12 Education: Title I grants to school districts, serving more than 2,500 schools and 1 million disadvantaged students, would see a cut of more than $750 million, which could eliminate more than 10,500 jobs of teachers and aides.
- Special Education: IDEA grants, serving 6.6 million students with special needs, would be reduced by more than $600 million, which could force layoffs of approximately 7,400 special education teachers and aides.
- Head Start and Early Head Start: Up to 70,000 children would lose access and up to 30,000 working parents would lose child care services.