It is part of the broken way Washington works but a lot of useful even important projects are funded through earmarks. Eliminating earmarks will take funding away from a number of education programs.
I got this message from the National Writing Project, which is one of those programs:
Other national programs, including Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), Teach for
America, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and The
International Organization on Arts and Disability, are all in the same