Some media have in the past reported that the education has been/or will be cut by the GOP at the federal level.
For example: Bush Cuts Education 2002 budget.
May 2, 2002 Sen Jack Reed of Rhode Island assailed the administration's proposed cuts. "The Bush Administration is endangering our future economically and socially by shortchanging education spending," ... Senator James Condos, ... "What the federal government is asking us to do is dump our state educational system."
Have significant cuts to education spending ever occurred (e.g. greater than 1%) and if so, what was the actual percentage of the cut? How long did those cuts last?