Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tulsa teacher turns to panhandling to raise money for classroom supplies
This is something I have been saying for a long time.
About a lady I love about pan handling together as a point of
doing something in life together, a support kind of thing.
And I also said about panhandling to get more school funding
needing a poverty crusade, to show the need for funding!
It happened and I need to note I had nothing personally to do with it.
I never had any contact with Teresa Danks, she is doing this for a reason,
the kids, not from me saying it!
But I would say we need more of this! Next time teachers go to the capital
to have a stance the school districts they need to take their most
impoverished buses there! Might get one that backfires?!?!
( ( ( BOOM ) ) )
Thank you Teresa!!
~~~~~TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A local teacher makes international headlines as she is taking a stand on the streets, panhandling for school supplies.
Third-grade teacher Teresa Danks appeared on Good Morning America, but her appearance follows her decision to panhandle for school supplies.
Danks took to the road with a poster board and a goal of accepting cash for her classroom. She says her husband and her father both encouraged and supported her to make a strong statement.
Danks teaches at Grimes Elementary but now has a GoFundMe page and is starting a foundation to help other teachers.
Harvard Avenue Christian Church has been a partner to Danks and Grimes Elementary. Reverend Courtney Richards says teachers should not have to beg.
“She is just one of those heroes in that line of people that we celebrate, and the fact she is continuing to say, ‘This is not right, but this is what I am going to do for the good of my students,’ shows the kind of hero she is for the rest of us,” said Richards.
Tulsa Public Schools says Danks’ fundraiser is a personal goal and not in partnership with the district.