Petition Closed
Petitioning DeKalb County Board of Education Dr. Eugene Walker, Chairperson and 9 others
This petition will be delivered to:
DeKalb County Board of Education
Dr. Eugene Walker, Chairperson
DeKalb County Board of Education
Mr. Thomas Bowen
DeKalb County Board of Education
Ms. Nancy Jester
DeKalb County Board of Education
Mr. Donald McChesney
DeKalb County Board of Education
Ms. Sarah Copelin-Wood
DeKalb County Board of Education
Mr. H. Paul Womack, Jr.
DeKalb County Board of Education
Mr. Jay Cunningham, Jr.
DeKalb County Board of Education
Ms. Donna Edler
DeKalb County Board of Education
Dr. Pamela Speaks
Dekalb County Board of Education

Save Fernbank Science Center

According to the DeKalb County Schools' website, their mission is to "maximize students'...academic potential preparing them to compete in a global society." Sadly, the board is looking to possibly close Fernbank Science Center, threatening students' access to a wide range of educational opportunities in the sciences.

Fernbank Science Center's innovative Scientific Tools and Techniques (STT) program, which immerses 9th grade students in challenging, hands-on work in a variety of scientific fields, including Physics and Chemistry, could get the ax in these cuts.

According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, "the building and its 56 full-time employees now are looking like a luxury to school officials."
http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/dekalb-schools-cuts-could-1446160.html

Among the 56 employees at Fernbank, are those who run the STT program--scientists with advanced degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and other scientific fields.

Our children's future--our nation's future--depends on a firm foundation in science and technology. Let's not rob our children of every opportunity to compete in our global economy.

Let's save Fernbank Science Center and its valuable educational programming.

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Fernbank Science Center:

http://fsc.fernbank.edu/

Fernbank's STT Program:

http://fsc.fernbank.edu/stt.htm

 


Letter to
DeKalb County Board of Education Dr. Eugene Walker, Chairperson
DeKalb County Board of Education Mr. Thomas Bowen
DeKalb County Board of Education Ms. Nancy Jester
and 7 others
DeKalb County Board of Education Mr. Donald McChesney
DeKalb County Board of Education Ms. Sarah Copelin-Wood
DeKalb County Board of Education Mr. H. Paul Womack, Jr.
DeKalb County Board of Education Mr. Jay Cunningham, Jr.
DeKalb County Board of Education Ms. Donna Edler
DeKalb County Board of Education Dr. Pamela Speaks
Dekalb County Board of Education
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Dekalb County Board of Education.

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Save Fernbank Science Center

According to the DeKalb County Schools' website, their mission is to "maximize students'...academic potential preparing them to compete in a global society." Sadly, the board is looking to possibly close Fernbank Science Center, threatening students' access to a wide range of educational opportunities in the sciences.

Fernbank Science Center's innovative Scientific Tools and Techniques (STT) program, which immerses 9th grade students in challenging, hands-on work in a variety of scientific fields, including Physics and Chemistry, could get the ax in these cuts.

According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, "the building and its 56 full-time employees now are looking like a luxury to school officials."
http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/dekalb-schools-cuts-could-1446160.html

Among the 56 employees at Fernbank, are those who run the STT program--scientists with advanced degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and other scientific fields.

Our children's future--our nation's future--depends on a firm foundation in science and technology. Let's not rob our children of every opportunity to compete in our global economy.

Knowledge is an asset, not a liability.

Let's save Fernbank Science Center and its valuable educational programming.
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Sincerely,