CHARLOTTE – Officials with Teach for America, the national nonprofit that puts teachers in failing classrooms, said they aren’t ready to discuss what major federal budget cuts could mean to their organization.
Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut funding to AmeriCorps, a national help organization the gives funds to agencies like Habitat for Humanity and Teach for America.
If passed, the bill could have major effects on local help agencies. The U.S. Senate has yet to vote on the bill.
A spokesperson for Teach for America said last week she’s optimistic about the group’s future but declined to discuss what drastic cuts could do to local efforts. Currently, AmeriCorps funds more than 230 Teach for America teachers in the Charlotte area.