Indiana Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick issued a Statement Thursday on U.S. Secretary of Education’s call for the Elimination of Funding for the Special Olympics. “At a time when children across this nation deserve our support more than ever, I was extremely disappointed to hear our United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, call for the elimination of federal funding for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics program goes beyond serving people with special needs. It exists as a national institution which showcases a spirit of inclusivity and respect across generations of Americans. The Special Olympics is a program worthy of our commitment and investment.”