I've made 3 donations over the last couple of days via DonorsChoose.org to get art supplies into the schools.
If the last couple of weeks in Wisconsin are any indication, we're going to have to pull our education system up with grassroots efforts. Donors Choose does a great job of giving you projects to look at, and lets you decide where to donate based on location, or type of school, or type of need. I think they've designed it really well.
They must have, since I keep getting on there and donating. It's kind of addictive.
Anyway, it's up to us to keep these teachers supported, one project at a time.
Here's my page listing where I've donated, or pick out your own!