The Bush Foundation and The Network for Excellence and Teaching recently announced an initiative to hire more better trained teachers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Peter Hutchinson, president of the Bush Foundation, explained the initiative on the May 3rd broadcast of “Conversations with Al McFarlane” which airs each week on KFAI 90.3FM.
The Network for Excellence in Teaching (NEXT), an innovative partnership between the Bush Foundation and 14 higher education institutions in the upper Midwest, has created the “Make Your Mark” television and Internet advertising campaign to attract more teachers to the classroom, Hutchinson said.
On May 10, two television ads began airing in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The 30-second spots offer poignant reminders of the profound and lifelong impact teachers have on the lives of people, and ask viewers if they’re ready to become a teacher and “make their mark” on people’s lives.