Timothy Shriver pens NBC Op-ED Explaining Federal School Funding

Special Olympics survived Betsy DeVos' attempt to axe our school programs. Here's what we do for America's kids.
Tim Shriver stands arm in arm with athletes, students, and representatives from a Unified School. Students and athletes are in school colors (green).

“When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos explained to a House subcommittee on Tuesday that the Trump administration wanted to eliminate federal funding for Special Olympics—specifically for education programs that support students with intellectual disabilities in school sports and the classroom—under heated questioning from Democrats, the moment went viral. But, after a day and a half of social media uproar, we learned on Thursday afternoon that the president would direct the department not to gut the funding after all.”

We at Special Olympics are grateful for that. And we are even more grateful for the many friends who rose up to fiercely defend the work we do, even allies we never knew we had.

Read the full article here.

Tim Shriver Hugging and athlete; two other spectators look on.
Dr. Timothy Shriver visits Ponaganset High School, a Unified Champion School.

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