By MARIE SCHENKER The Associated PressAUSTIN (AP) An elementary school teacher is warning students against worrying about their school or district being out of the picture for fear of losing their scholarships.
It’s called the ‘No School for Schools’ campaign.
It was started by Arizona State University’s Ann Wright, who said her students don’t need to worry about losing their scholarship if they don’t get a job.
She said she’s been fielding calls from students across the state who say their families are worried about losing out on a scholarship because of a change in the government’s educational funding.
The changes, she said, include cutting off state aid if there are cuts to the university.
“I don’t want to be the teacher that says, ‘This is not what I want,'” Wright said.
“I’m not going to be that person that says ‘You know what?
This is not how I want to spend my time.'”
She said it’s important for students to keep in mind that their school is not out of town and that they’re not going anywhere.
“As a teacher, it’s my responsibility to keep my students focused on what I need to do,” she said.
Wright said she thinks most of her students understand that their education is in their hands and their families have the ability to pay for it.