[AAACE-NLA] response from Secretary Thompson
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ttweeton at comcast.net
Wed Mar 17 08:48:25 EST 2004
" Literacy issues were a Barbara Bush advocacy. Maybe we should be writing
Wow !! What a great idea! We can get around her son that way. She will have "pull" no doubt!!! He will have to listen to her. Can we do this??
ESOL and GED Programs
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
> I received an email saying that my letter was received. (The usual form
> letter). The letter I sent could have been about the cost of bread for all
> they knew. I'm not even sure anyone read it.
> When Secretary Thompson was governor of Wisconsin, he was well respected and
> listened to his constituency. I am not sure what has happened. Maybe he is
> caught up in the Bush Administration's policy of destroying anything created
> during the Clinton Administration.
> Literacy issues were a Barbara Bush advocacy. Maybe we should be writing
> Barbara Sabaj
> District 214 Community Education
> bjteach at ameritech.net
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daphne Greenberg" <epedgg at panther.gsu.edu>
> To: "National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE"
> <aaace-nla at lists.literacytent.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 8:26 AM
> Subject: [AAACE-NLA] response from Secretary Thompson
> > In response to the letters that I sent concerning save NIFL, I received a
> > response from Windy Hill, Associate Commissioner of the Head Start Bureau.
> > She indicated that Secretary Thompson asked her to reply to me. After
> > thanking me for my letter, this is what she wrote:
> > "As a member of the interagency management group for the National
> > for Literacy (NIFL), I and my agency, the Head Start Bureau, have a strong
> > and continuing interest in adult literacy issues. It is my understanding
> > that the House and Senate version of Title II of H.R. 1261 differ
> > the functions of NIFL. Please be assured that the Administration will be
> > working closely with the House and Senate conferees to ensure that the
> > version of Title II will be consistent with President George W. Bush's
> > literacy goals."
> > I thought that some of you may be interested in reading the above! Have
> > others received any responses?
> > Daphne Greenberg
> > Georgia State University
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