Republican Scrutiny of Education Stimulus Funds

March 2, 2009

A leading Congressional Republican is asking Education Secretary Arne Duncan for significantly more information about how the department plans to spend $100 billion in new funds from the economic stimulus package and to monitor how the money is used. Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon wrote Duncan last week to ask how the department will oversee the flow of funds to states and the effectiveness with which states spend the money.

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