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“Get the Facts Out” (GFO) is a national initiative in the United States aimed at addressing misperceptions about teaching careers, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The initiative seeks to provide accurate information about the teaching profession to students, faculty, and parents to encourage more individuals, especially those in STEM disciplines, to consider and pursue careers in teaching.


GFO focuses on dispelling common myths and misconceptions related to teacher salaries, working conditions, and other aspects that might deter potential educators. The initiative uses research-based strategies to inform and change perceptions about teaching, emphasizing the positive aspects of the profession.

The GFO community unites educators, administrators and researchers in an effort to repair the reputation of the teaching profession. Our champions are working to change the conversation around teaching and celebrate the positives of the career, supported by GFO’s wide array of resources.  If our materials have been useful, or if our mission resonates with you, please consider donating!

Ways to Donate

By PayPal

(Please note that payments are subject to PayPal’s transaction limits. View more information here.)

By Mail (Check)

Please send a check, payable to Get the Facts Out, to the following address:

C/O Wendy Adams
Physics Department
1301 19th St. Golden, CO 80401

Questions? Reach out to getthefactsout@mines.edu

GFO is a registered non-profit in the state of Colorado, and a registered charitable organization.