Monday, July 4, 2011

"Criticism for cuts to programs that help people get off welfare"

In a GED classroom emptied by state budget cuts last Thursday, instructor Marylou Fusco began removing paper cutouts that her students - single mothers working to get off welfare - had made of their own hands that were tacked to a bulletin board.

This students who used this classroom in one of PathWays PA's many programs are among the many victims of the devastating budget passed by the state last week.  These students, whose goals after passing their GED included going to college, finding good jobs, and living on their own with their children, will now have an even harder time finding education that leads to a GED.

PathWays PA and its students, of course, are not the only ones bearing the brunt of these cuts.  Please read the full article to learn more.

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