DeVos proposes $18 million in cuts to Special Olympics

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal to cut funds for the Special Olympics, arguing that the organization doesn’t need federal backing because it can successfully raise private contributions. “The Special Olympics is not a federal program. It’s a private organization. I love its work, and I have personally supported its mission. Because of its important work, it is able to raise more than $100 million every year,” DeVos said in a statement. CNN’s Stephanie Elam has more. […]Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal to cut funds for the Special Olympics, arguing that the organization doesn’t need federal backing because it can successfully raise private contributions. “The Special Olympics is not a federal program. It’s a private organization. I love its work, and I have personally supported its mission. Because of its important work, it is able to raise more than $100 million every year,” DeVos said in a statement. CNN’s Stephanie Elam has more. […]Read More

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