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
State Farm Companies Foundation
Washington Mutual Foundation
The Education Trust
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 25, 2007
(202) 293-1217, ext. 354
The Education Trust supports Strong American SchoolsÃ¢€™ campaign to engage the public during the 2008 election in a serious conversation about improving our schools.
Strengthening our schools isnÃ¢€™t about partisanship; itÃ¢€™s about doing whatÃ¢€™s 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 whatÃ¢€™s at stake is our future, pure and simple. We applaud Strong American Schools for confronting this issue head-on.
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