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Education Trust Statement on Strong American Schools

Ohanian Note: Read this Press Release from Education Trust, and then scan the list of their major funders. No surprises here.

The Education Trust would like to recognize our funders for their support.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Walters Johnson Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

Lumina Foundation for Education

MetLife Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation

Washington Mutual Foundation

The Education Trust

APRIL 25, 2007

Stephanie Germeraad
(202) 293-1217, ext. 354

The Education Trust supports Strong American Schools̢۪ campaign to engage the public during the 2008 election in a serious conversation about improving our schools.

Strengthening our schools isn̢۪t about partisanship; it̢۪s about doing what̢۪s right to close the achievement gaps that limit the potential of millions of young people to thrive in and contribute to a strong and prosperous America. The evidence is clear: all of our students can do better and given their fair share of the right teachers, the right expectations and the right resources, all students will do better.

For far too long, far too many White House hopefuls have gotten away with making abstract promises about better education. The Strong American Schools campaign recognizes that empty rhetoric does little to address the concerns of American parents or the needs of our students. In 2008, every candidate must offer concrete proposals to boost the quality of all of our schools and to eliminate the inequities in U.S. education.

The American people understand that what̢۪s at stake is our future, pure and simple. We applaud Strong American Schools for confronting this issue head-on.

— Press Release
Education Trust


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