School leaders are often asked by prospective donors, “Why should I support a public school? Isn’t that what my tax dollars are for?” Yes, taxes do help support public schools, but that funding source is not enough to run a first-rate school in this day and age. Compounding matters is the fact that charter schools get significantly less funding than traditional public schools, as charters do not receive funding for capital expenses. When the school roof gets a leak, for example, a charter school has to use the money it set aside for its students’ education to fix it.
Therefore, every dollar earned in fundraising enables a school like TECH Freire to invest more fully in our number one goal: unlocking the potential of Philadelphia youth. We need your help to reach this goal.
As we grow, several opportunities exist for you to contribute to the successful launch of what we hope is to be Philadelphia’s premier college preparatory technology and entrepreneurship-focused high school.
For more details about these opportunities, please contact:
Head of School
TECH Freire Charter School
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