The Need

Facts

In a 2016 annual public opinion poll by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, respondents ranked education as the most important investment the state of Alabama makes. However, according to the 2017 U.S. Census and ALDSE reports, Baldwin County and the state of Alabama spend approximately $3000 per student below the national average.

Translation

Your tax dollars are enough to cover the basics, but are not enough to provide programs essential to educating students today, such as STEM resources and training, art and music programs, teacher development, and other educational needs.

Quotes

  • “No single education group can do the job ahead to transform schools. It will take all of us – teachers, education support professionals, principals, superintendents, school board members, parents, families, government leaders, business leaders, faith-based leaders” – Working Together, Dennis Van Roekel
  • “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J Wheatley
  • “Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller