We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:
You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget. The groups are looking for one to three minute videos like the one above that explain how you'd spend a trillion dollars and why.
You have to be 13 to 23 years old to enter. Contestants win $500 and a trip for two to DC, or a flip video camera. The deadline is November 30. For more information, visit the project's website.