You’ll have to pardon the teacher’s union if it’s a little more fond of the new system to determine a national champion in football than some other groups.
Earlier this week, the newly-minted College Football Playoff announced that it has started an initiative that will, the release states, “will honor and support teachers nationally and in the communities that host the College Football Playoff National Championship.” The philanthropic initiative will be called “Extra Yard for Teachers” and is expected to result in at least $5 million annually being directed to what is an ofttimes overlooked but still profoundly important profession.
“The College Football Playoff is committed to making a difference on game day and every day,” said CFP executive director Bill Hancock in a statement. “The playoff will provide an incredible opportunity to meet a need in K-through-12 education thanks to the strength and resources of college football.”
Again, according to the statement, the initiative “will seek to support teachers through the development and implementation of programs in four key focus areas: direct provision of resources for expressed classroom needs, recognition of standout teachers, professional development and leadership training opportunities, and by providing vision and aspirations for future matriculation among grade-school students.”
Kudos to the CFP Foundation for giving back to such a worthwhile endeavor.