November 19, 2007

One Way to Help Local Schools

DonorsChoose.org logoDuring the holidays and throughout the year, you can help local schools by donating to specific projects at DonorsChoose.org. Started by a group of New York teachers in 2000, DonorsChoose.org connects "classrooms in need with individuals who want to help." Projects in San Leandro include Circle Time, What's an English Learner to Do?, and Wanted: Mayan Myths and Lakota Legends at Jefferson Elementary School and Whiteboards to Brighten Young Minds at Wilson Elementary School.

There are six projects in San Lorenzo and DonorsChoose.org supports public schools all over the United States.

With the California Legislative Analyst predicting a $10 billion budget shortfall in the next two years, this is one way that teachers can obtain funding for projects that are important to their students.

Donations can be made at DonorsChoose.org using a credit card or check.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at November 19, 2007 3:17 PM | TrackBack
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At one time we had the best schools in the country. Prop 13 grew out of our politicians, inability to address property taxation and inflation and turned into a nation anti-government privatization movement which is making us into a second class country where corporations and profits are worshiped and people a given a wedgie.

For $60 Billion a year you could double the pay of all U.S. teachers. Take that from of the bogus war or homeland security budget , homeland security, by the way is now a new government funded industry at $200 billion a year! (almost $400 million per congressional district) .
If we weren't a depoliticalized
culture of fear we might be able to do something about this.

Posted by: Craig at November 21, 2007 3:44 PM
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