Policy Tools » Policy Action for Ecological Scientists: NSF Education
The Honorable (first and last name of Senator)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator (last name of Senator):
(OR FOR LETTERS TO REPRESENATIVES):
The Honorable (full name of Congressperson)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative (LAST NAME OF CONGRESSMAN):
As a constituent I write to ask for your support of the National Science Foundation's Education programs. In particular, I believe the agency's Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program needs to be strengthened to meet the growing challenge of a well-prepared workforce of scientists, technicians, educators and informed citizenry. In 2004, this innovative program was funded at $139 million but has since steadily eroded and is being proposed at the flat funding level of $46 million for fiscal year 2008.
This is extremely unfortunate because an analysis of schools participating in the NSF MSP program showed significant improvements in students' math and science proficiency. In our state of [ INSERT STATE ], the program has led to such exciting developments, as [GIVE EXAMPLE].
The essential support for NSF's core research programs should not be diminished. However, I hope that new resources could be found that can be devoted to such NSF education initiatives as the MSP. Thank you for your past support and for considering my request.
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