8/15: Public Installation of $1.5 Billion on Wall Street Illuminates the Economic Benefits of Addressing the Crisis in American Education
“Don’t Forget Ed” Movement Calls Attention to the Need for Candidates To Put a Greater Emphasis on Education During the 2012 Campaign
NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Don’t Forget Ed will place a visually compelling installation of stacks of $100 “bills,” representing the $1.5 billion that would be added to the economy each year if the dropout rate was reduced by just 1 percent.
WHY: With America's economic competitiveness at stake, putting the nation's schools back on track is critical to our future and must be a more prominent issue in the 2012 campaign.That's the goal of the College Board's Don't Forget Ed movement launched in June and gathering momentum across the nation. WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. College Board spokesperson will be available on-site from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. WHERE: Broad Street and Exchange Place (near the New York Stock Exchange) Manhattan, New York WHO: College Board officials will be present to answer questions and provide background on Don't Forget Ed. In addition, as part of a nationwide social media rally held the same day, a team of local students will be on site encouraging people to tweet the presidential candidates about the importance of education. For more information: www.dontforgeted.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/dontforgeted, #DontForgetEd Facebook: www.facebook.com/dontforgeted
About the College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT(®) and the Advanced Placement Program(®). The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.
SOURCE The College Board