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The public can comment by September 7, 2010. You may comment by mail, by commercial delivery or over the internet. Internet comments can be made here. Pony Express comments go to: Elizabeth Payer, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room 602c, Washington, DC 20208.
Why should the rest of us care? Well inasmuch as this is a representative democracy, our taxpayer dollars are being spent on some of these projects. As good citizens, we have a say in how the funds are spent. So, even if like me you have occasional arithmetic issues, take a look at the priorities. If you have a reaction, then let the feds know what you think. Democracy at work!