Whole Lotta Heart

Good teachers are hard to come by, and often go unappreciated. I should know- I hear plenty of tough stories from my sister, a teacher on Long Island. Check out a few of these statistics:

 

  • The nation will need 2.2-2.4 million more teachers by 2010
  • Teachers currently rank in the top of respected professions, but in the bottom as a planned career choice.
  • 30-50% of teachers leave the profession within 3-5 years.
  • Teachers spend an average of $1,200 of their own money each year to outfit their classrooms for basic learning.
  • Join me in celebrating teachers through Jones New York’s non-profit organization, In the Classroom. By purchasing a limited edition t-shirt illustrated by artist Sujean Rim, 100% of profits will be donated to In the Classroom, which ultimately supports teachers and children’s education through various outlets. 

    Click here to learn more about Jones New York In the Classroom, and here to purchase the t-shirt

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    September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.