Save Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women

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Katharina Mueller
11 years ago
Hi,

My name is Katha andI'm from Germany. I just read about your school on Tim Roth's twitter blog.
Here in Germany there are similar schools and I know someone who attended. She was very happy to get this opportunity and work for a better future for her baby and herself.
In my opinion, it would be very important to have the Catherine Ferguson Academy around. Without it, many young women will be desperate and won't know where to turn.

Sincerely,
Katharina Mueller

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Terry Toews
11 years ago
As a former teacher, I can tell you that a program like this is one of the most important things your school district can do for its students. Taking it away from them will cause immeasurable damage to its students, and, inevitably, to the society in which they live. You need to find a way to keep this school open.

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Lauren Sanders
11 years ago
Stop the ridiculous attacks on women! It's sickening to read stories like this every single day! These girls NEED this institution, and their children do as well! STOP THE INSANITY!!!!!

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Deborah Woodard
11 years ago
This unique school deserves to remain open. I read about the school, was inspired by it, and did research on its special mission and sterling results. It may be expensive to fund, but the alternatives for the women it educates and for their children will surely prove more costly in all sorts of ways. Thank you for taking the time to consider this petition.

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Nicholas Jacobs
11 years ago
because this matters.

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Erica Palmisano
11 years ago
This is such an important resource that, even in tough economic times, it deserves your support. Thanks for your consideration.

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Dr. Crystal Gullo-Buzzetti
11 years ago
I am willing to donate $200 a year to help keep this school open and so are MANY other American citizens. I'm sure if this school was populated by upperclass single, childless teens it would NOT be in threat of closing. To claim poverty, close a school populated by minority single mothers, then have plans to open 2-5 new schools is an OUTRAGE. The American people are not stupid, we know what is being attempted by short sighted politicians and it will not go how they plan. We are Doctors, Lawyers, CEO's, Nurses, and executives and we will continue to be successful no matter what people throw at us. You, I, and America can see the racial writing on the wall with this one. It's sad, and I am not sure how you sleep soundly at night. I hope a day NEVER comes, that people you care for have a positive opportunity ripped away from them due to their status, color, or gender. You need to be the change you want to see in this world.

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Angela Farrow
11 years ago
As a volunteer doula, thru Doula Cares, I learned my teen client and amny other pregnant teens would have dropped out of school; but instaed CFA helps them be good mothers and contributing members of society. Look at the graduation rate! This is a big money saver in the big picture and priceless bonus for our community and society!!

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Michelle Guzman
11 years ago
We need more resources like this one, not fewer of them.

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Jeffrey Martin
11 years ago
I would be happy to contribute $50.00 to assist in keeping the Catherine Ferguson Academy open.