*** ACTION REQUIRED BY 11 A.M. on 4/17/13 ***
Even the most sensible policies can face opposition. Tomorrow morning state senators can vote in support of a small investment in Teach For America–a program with a proven track record of closing achievement gaps–so the nonprofit can meet local demand for great teachers. Unfortunately, many senators are wavering in their support for this effective program.
Countless Minnesota principals are advocating for more Teach For America corps members in their classrooms. To meet this demand, the state appropriation will help TFA recruit, select and train phenomenal classroom leaders for schools across Minnesota.
This investment will also position Minnesota to secure private sector dollars at a rate of two to one. Your action now can ensure these funds bring to scale a proven strategy.
Tell your senator to support the full appropriation for TFA. This is one smart investment for our kids and our community.