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Special Olympics not political pawn

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April 11, 2019



By SHANNEN TALBOT

Staff Reporter

March was fraught with conflict for educators and parents across the county when the U.S Office of Management and Budget proposed the elimination of nearly $18 million in Special Olympics funding.

Lights. Smile. Curtain up.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the budged on Capitol Hill, even though the billionaire personally donated to the organization. A massive public outcry ensued despite the slim chance that Congress would approve such a move, and following the potential public relations nightmare, President Trump declared that he had “overridden...



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