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NYTimes Editorial: “Broken Promises on National Service” Peace Corps is not mentioned.

NYTimes Editorial: “Broken Promises on National Service” Peace Corps is not mentioned.

AmeriCorps celebrates its twenty anniversary on September 12th. The New York Times celebrates the program in an editorial in today’s Sunday edition and urges the administration to expand the program as the President had once promised. Certainly, AmericCorps is an excellent program and deserves the highest praise given in this editorial. To read the editorial, here is the link: http://nyti.ms/1tNoNqi The New York Times editorial is entitled “Broken Promises on National Service.” Peace Corps is not named in the editorial. Yet, the term “National Service” has traditionally included Peace Corps. In speaking of President Obama’s commitment to AmeriCorps, the editorial writer does note the President’s inclusion of “and other national service programs.” Certainly, in speaking of “national service”, Obama did include the Peace Corps: 06/30/2008, Independence, MO, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: “…We should expand AmeriCorps and grow the Peace Corps. We should encourage national service by making it part of . . .

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