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Did Palin Cut Special Education Funding in Alaska?

By Michele McNeil — September 04, 2008 1 min read

Charges are flying around the Internet that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee who has a four-month-old son with Down syndrome, cut special education funding in her state. But a close look at budget documents by my colleague Christina Samuels shows that Palin actually increased state spending on special education.

Christina writes in On Special Education that these false charges spreading throughout the Web are driven by a misreading of the state’s budget documents.

Read Christina’s complete post here.

--Michele McNeil

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