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October 23, 2008

Palin to speak on special education

Sarah Palin will give her first major policy speech tomorrow, calling for full funding of special education.

She spoke to the Chicago Tribune about families that have children with special needs, including her sister.

Jill Zuckman writes that the The McCain campaign plans to add an extra $3 billion a year over five years to special education. She writes:

Palin's eyes well up as she talks about her sister's son, Karcher, who has autism.

"My sister and I have talked a lot about this. It makes me cry thinking about it," Palin said. "She asked with tears in her eyes, she says, 'What happens when Kurt and I, though, are elderly, then what happens to Karcher?' "

Comments

How is the Republican party planning on increasing funding to special education when they plan on freezing all education spending. I don't understand.

How is the Republican party planning on increasing funding to special education when they plan on freezing all education spending. I don't understand.

Help for special needs children and their families should be a top priority in the next administration. The needs are SO great. We need to fine-tune the welfare situation, and get churches involved in helping those families in need. Government doing it is not the best way. Christian churches should be in the business of caring for the poor & needy in the name of Jesus. We can better care for the poor - the government system is full of fraud & waste - and doing the Lord's work is truly the church's business, as told us in the Bible. Special needs families need help desperately. Autistic children can be helped early on with specific therapy, but it is very expensive for families and time-consuming - and we know it works. Many families cannot afford it. Here is where goverment help is needed - yes! Those children are precious - life is precious. Those families need government assistance. WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY. Sarah Palin can be their advocate.

that was a great news. i really hope that all things will go as far as she said....