US: Big cuts to international programmesInside Higher Ed.
"There was no advance hint that it was on the target list," Carl Herrin, senior partner at consulting firm Global Education Solutions, said about international education. For the past decade, programmes dealing with strategic languages and regions have enjoyed bipartisan support and steadily increasing federal dollars. But for these programmes, and for other, smaller initiatives within the Education Department, the 2011 budget could herald a new era, as a wave of spending cuts and increased pressure to deal with deficits will force legislators to set strict priorities.
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