Tuesday, October 23, 2007

For Teachers - Airborne Teacher Trust Fund

Why the Airborne® Teacher Trust Fund?

Times are getting tough for many educational programs. The facts can be daunting:
In 2007, $3.5 billion will be cut from the Department of Education, a 4% decrease in funding from last year. Less than 2 cents on the dollar spent on education support the critical elementary and secondary education programs that help our schools.

Surveys show that teachers believe arts education programs are endangered because of the No Child Left Behind Act, which focuses primarily on math, science, foreign-language programs and standard tests. Research shows that the 3 to 6 p.m. is the peak period for juvenile crime and drug & alcohol experimentation, a time slot that could be filled with extracurricular school programs if they existed. As district budgets become tighter, schools are faced with the difficult decision of having to cut important programs, particularly art and music.

In response, Airborne, Inc., has developed the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund program to help school communities across the nation revive these ever-important learning programs.



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