Tell Congress to Support MSAP in the FY17 Budget!

Express your support for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) in the FY 2017 budget. MSAP provides funds to public school districts to create, expand, or improve magnet school programs. It is the only federal grant program designed specifically to achieve the goals of school diversity and integration, and is of crucial importance to nearly 3.5 million students enrolled in approximately 4,340 magnet schools across the United States. 

Nationwide, magnet schools are routinely recognized as the most successful public schools. For instance, in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report High School Rankings, magnet schools make up 25 percent of the top 100 high schools. This speaks volumes considering they represent less than 5 percent of all public schools. Just as impressive, four of the top ten schools are magnets, including the Magnet School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas, which was selected as the #1 high school in America for 2016.

 

Enter your information to take action now! Tell Congress to support funding for MSAP!

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Hi, is the Senator's education adviser available?
  • [If no] Can you please take down a message for them? This is [your name], director of [magnet name] in [city, state]. 
  • [If yes] Can you please connect me to them? This is [your name], director of [magnet name] in [city, state].
I'm calling to ask the Senator to fund the Magnet Schools Assistance Program that is under threat in the appropriations bill being negotiated right now. As a director of magnet schools, I see firsthand the positive impact that theme-based education has on students. I think it's critical that the government continue to fund the Magnet Schools Assistance Program so that magnet schools like mine remain a strong educational option for parents to choose from. I expect Senator [name] to support high-quality public education by fully funding the Magnet Schools Assistance Program this year.
 
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