A small way to help teachers
Florida teachers, while you're keeping your fingers crossed on that job application in Fort Worth, Texas, maybe you can at least get some help with those classroom supplies. On DonorsChoose.org, teachers write detailed requests for what they need, and donors single out who they’d like to help. (And it's tax deductible.)
There are a number of requests from Florida teachers on the site now. An ESOL teacher needs a letter sorter filing system ($157). A math teacher needs a Judy clock with moveable hands ($133). A chorus teacher wants a karaoke machine ($152). The Miami Herald wrote a nice piece on DonorsChoose this week, tying it to the bleak budget picture in Florida. The New York Times has written about it , too.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter