Thursday, April 13, 2006

news from Sparkly

Got this article from Sparkly, now it's on Deaf in the City:
The Department of Education was responsible for distributing about $2 million in grants annually for deaf cultural programs -- but the money has suddenly dried up, The New York Times reported. Ed. - "suddenly dried up", no. Somebody actively had to cut this. This is what you call "neutral" language where they try to find ways to talk about something without blaming people. Just FYI.

No one seems to know who pulled the plug on the funding or why it was done.

Sens. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, have been trying to restore the funding, which was part of a program to provide equal education opportunities for people with disabilities, the newspaper said.

Among the endangered programs across the country is the Washington-based National Theater of the Deaf, which has not seen any federal funds since mid-2005.

Well - as I told Sparkly, this is what it means to live under a Republican administration. They'll give charity to corporate giants, but not to the arts.

In other news - congrats Ahmed for your engagement!

And one more thing - congrats to Grant Laird, jr for being in this WIRED article - kudos!

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