Action Alert: Protect GEAR UP Funding Petition

2011 | | November 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

During National GEAR UP Week a petition was launched to urge congress to protect funding for GEAR UP during budget negotiations, which are happening now. The goal was 1,000 signatures before the super committee deadline on November 23rd, which is almost upon us.

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results show California’s fourth and eighth grade students continue to make incremental gains in reading and mathematics scores, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson reported today.

  1. Sign the petition: http://bit.ly/sTIXge
  2. Send the link (or this newsletter) to 5 people asking them to add their voices to the chorus urging Congress to protect effective community based college access programs like California GEAR UP.

The timing of this petition is critical and it only takes a moment of your time. For more information on GEAR UP visit our website.

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