Billboards for Education

In Memphis, Fund Students First, has drivers paying attention to billboards aimed at education funding. The billboards are in response to Mayor Jim Strickland's decision to dismiss action on investing $10 million in educating the city's youth.

The coalition has called for a direct city investment of at least $10 million to help pay for career and technical training for in-demand jobs, as well as after-school programs and social supports for potential dropouts. The group wants at least half of the money to be funneled through public schools and the rest through community programs.

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