AmeriCorps Cuts Would Endanger Education Reforms
The super of Boston schools on the importance of Americorps:
The federal budget bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives zeroes out funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which would eliminate AmeriCorps entirely.
We should grow AmeriCorps, not cut it. In Boston, City Year AmeriCorps members are with students from 7:30 in the morning until 6:00 at night, working to close the achievement gap and turn around our lowest-performing schools.
They work side by side with our teachers to help find the early warning indicators that research shows will predict which students will drop out -- poor attendance, behavior and course performance -- and then tackle them head-on.
Posted: March 17, 2011 12:01 PM