Sunday, January 20, 2013

The New Deal helped children with special needs

This elementary school building on the campus of the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, in Romney, West Virginia, was built in 1938-39, with the assistance of funds from the Public Works Administration.  It has been serving children with special needs ever since.

Some people say that the New Deal was a waste of money, or that it didn't work, or that it was "godless communism." Considering the thousands of beneficial New Deal projects that we still utilize today, like this elementary school building, I just don't understand that type of thinking.  

(Photo by Brent McKee)

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