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The Special Olympics Budget Clash: What Schools Could Have Lost

April 8, 2019

By: Christina A. Samuels

Source: Education Week

Special Olympics had wrapped up its World Games in Abu Dhabi less than a week before U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her first of two visits to Capitol Hill to explain—and defend—the administration’s fiscal 2020 budget for her department.

Within hours, the 51-year-old organization was caught in a social media-driven firestorm over a proposed elimination of $17.6 million in federal funding for its work.

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