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?' "