A Note from Bill Ferguson, DFER Reformer of the Month
It was only three months ago that I announced my intent to unseat a 27-year incumbent Maryland state senator, to effect as broad a change as possible for Baltimore City residents and the Baltimore City Public Schools. The playbook was pretty simple (work 25 hours a day!) and I’m proud to report that, with your help, we won!
I want you to know that we really couldn’t have done it without the generosity of passionate education reform advocates throughout the country who opened their wallets for this campaign. DFER was one of the first organizations to show up in support of this campaign (the organization named me Ed Reformer of the Month in August), and helped build the momentum we ultimately rode to victory!
I can’t tell you how important I think the Reformer of the Month movement is to the future of education reform in our country.
Teach For America brought me to Baltimore City. As a high school social studies teacher in West Baltimore and as Special Assistant to the City Schools CEO, I learned that we absolutely cannot change public education without effective leadership in government. We absolutely cannot elect the right leadership without a systematic approach to helping those leaders’ campaigns. With organized people and organized money, we can and will reform our public schools so that all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Take a moment and really think about how much you can afford each month to help elect the right leadership at all levels of government. Will you join me in becoming a monthly contributing member of $25 or more? Please CLICK HERE and make a specific commitment to the Reformer of the Month movement. You’ll never be obligated to give, but DFER will remind you each month.
I hope you’ll be as generous to future leaders as you were to me.
One more thing: I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that Election Day is just days away. DFER’s Reformers of the Month for October and November still need your help, and fast. Don’t wait for 2012. CLICK HERE and make a contribution to Krystal Ball in Virginia and Frank Caprio in Rhode Island.
Thank you so much for being part of this movement!
All my best,
DFER Ed Reformer of the Month, August 2010