Good guy Stephen Colbert funds every teacher-requested grant in South Carolina
In an era where parts of the political atmosphere thrive on educational budget cuts on the argument that teachers aren't worth much, Stephen Colbert shows his support for faculty and his home state by announcing that he would fund every single grant request that public school teachers in South Carolina have made on DonorsChoose.org.
In addition to matching funds from The Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, Colbert will be using proceeds from the auction of Colbert Report set materials and props to make good on his promise. Ultimately, Colbert will fund nearly 1,000 projects for more than 800 teachers at over 375 schools. As Colbert said, "Enjoy your learning, South Carolina."