National Writing Project

NWP's Sharon J. Washington Discusses Budget Cuts on C-SPAN

Publication: C-SPAN
Date: April 30, 2011

Summary: NWP's Executive Director Sharon J. Washington appeared on C-SPAN to talk about the 2011 budget cuts to education programs like the NWP and what the cuts could mean for the overall education of our youth.


Sharon J. Washington discussed the state of teaching writing today on the April 30, 2011 edition of C-SPAN's Washington Journal—especially in light of cuts to a number of leading literacy organizations in the 2011 federal budget.

She fielded questions on everything from the value of diagramming sentences to how texting affects writing—and discussed how Writing Project teachers bring creative solutions tailored to the classrooms in their local school districts.

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