ASG talks Teach for America, bill writing
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012 22:10
Due to the three-hour meeting that transpired last week, President of the Senate for the Associated Student Government (ASG) senior Peter Dougherty decided to convene a “casual” meeting on Tuesday. No agenda was distributed, and the vote on the 2013-14 Academic Calendar was postponed until next week’s meeting.
Senator junior Mariah Green gave a brief presentation on Teach for America, which is an organization that recruits recent college graduates to teach students in a chosen location for two years. Green explained why Teach for America is vital for the success of students in impoverished school districts.
“If we’re going to instill the dream in the United States that you can be all that you can be, people are going to need skills that allow them to succeed and achieve their dreams,” she said. “That is what Teach for America battles with—closing the achievement gap so that people can achieve their dreams.”
ASG members spent the remainder of the meeting discussing how to properly write legislation.