Even the most sensible policies can face opposition. Today your senator, Dick Cohen, is waffling on 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.
Please contact Sen. Cohen A.S.A.P. and urge him to support the $2 million funding appropriation for Teach For America. You can reach him at 651-296-5931 or through this online form. Make sure to mention that you live in his district.
Countless principals are advocating for more Teach For America corps members in their classrooms. This new appropriation will help TFA recruit, select and train phenomenal classroom leaders for schools in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota.
The private sector has also agreed to match this investment two-to-one. We must take action to make sure these funds can bring to scale proven strategies to close achievement gaps!
Tell your senator to support the full appropriation for funding Teach For America. This is one smart investment for our students and our community.