School funding is an important issue in the education system and there seems to be little effective initiatives in place to increase the money pot. Instead of tackling the challenging larger approach of finding better ways to increase the overall school budget, why not resort to finding an easier way to help funding schools locally?
We’ve all heard of teacher’s spending money out of their own pockets due to school budget cuts. But what if I tell you that this problem can be resolved?
Ohio’s “Dayton Crayons to Classrooms” (DC2C, click to see their website) organization has given teachers from under-funded K-12 schools a FREE resource center for basic school supplies essential for academic success. DC2C is a non-profit organization, ran by community volunteers, which specifically aids students living in poverty. They collect donated school supplies and surplus from individual donors and local businesses.
Check out their 2010 Impact report.
DC2C sounds like a positive step in the aid of supporting teachers and students. What do you think about this type of organization and possibly mimicking their system in our own communities? Is it possible? How can we get it started? Would it be effective?