President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to drastically cut federal government expenses. It will include the entire elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These plans are being directed by the politically right-wing Heritage Foundation. Such actions would negatively impact education in this country.
I am a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). John Kutsko, SBL’s executive director, sent members an email today saying that throughout SBL’s history, it has received donations from the NEH totaling over $7 million. I am certainly against eliminating NEH, and you should be too.