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Sponsored by: StudentsFirst

During a speech, President Obama said, "Education is an investment that we need to win the future."

He's right. In order to invest in our kids' futures, we need to invest in teachers now.

The most important school-based factor in a child's education is teacher quality, and America's teachers are grossly underpaid. StudentsFirst is working to elevate the teaching profession by advocating teachers be rewarded for excellence. Those who show they can move kids along academically should be compensated accordingly.

Our great teachers are the ones who help shape our kids' lives, the ones who give them tools to succeed. Teachers help pave the way for children to become scientists, engineers, world leaders. Their impact on a child's life can't be underestimated.

As President Obama says, an investment in education is an investment in our future. Sign the pledge in support of paying America's effective teachers what they deserve.

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Petition Signatures


Aug 25, 2014 Jo Johnson
Aug 25, 2014 Cassandra D'Alessio
Aug 25, 2014 Cassandra D'Alessio
Aug 23, 2014 Randee Schwartz-Locke Why shouldn't outstanding teachers make when our Congress is making - & let Congress get what teachers are making today.
Aug 22, 2014 Chelsea Rivera
Aug 22, 2014 Esther García de Diego
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Goodwin-Hanks
Aug 20, 2014 Erin Peffley My teachers formed my life. As time went on, many of them could not afford to continue to teach, and left the profession, taking their knowledge, skill, and talent with them. This country needs to make teaching an honored, well-paid career.
Aug 20, 2014 Patricia Chandler Teachers have an awesome responsibility and children are our most precious commodity. DO THE RIGHT THING !
Aug 19, 2014 Luxcika Krishnapillai
Aug 19, 2014 cynthia sloan
Aug 19, 2014 Dina Scalia
Aug 19, 2014 Caroline Broughton
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2014 celina rodrigues
Aug 18, 2014 R. Denis Cole
Aug 18, 2014 Joyce Adolff I have a 7 year old grand daughter with Autism. She deserves the best teachers, and they deserve to be paid well!!!!
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Thank a teacher for your ability to read this. Teachers more than deserve more pay.
Aug 17, 2014 Aurora Herrera
Aug 17, 2014 Roland Lindorfer
Aug 17, 2014 amanda morris
Aug 17, 2014 pat cohen
Aug 16, 2014 Patricia Hayes Teachers are the ones who help our children THE MOST!!! They should be financially compensated for their contributions. It is not right that an individual who has so much of an impact on our future makes so little money, ESPECIALLY here in UTAH!!!
Aug 16, 2014 Jonathan Peebles
Aug 14, 2014 Tina Matejek
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 14, 2014 Heather Nelson
Aug 13, 2014 Ren Martin
Aug 13, 2014 Shawn Alexander Teachers have a thankless job that they are mostly under compensated for - better pay may provide us with better teachers. Better teachers create better students - better students ensure a stronger future. This just makes sense.
Aug 13, 2014 Sara Parker
Aug 12, 2014 Sheryl Conerly
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 9, 2014 jill beilstein
Aug 8, 2014 Joanna Rosenberg
Aug 8, 2014 meghan follansbee
Aug 8, 2014 Jaynee Odom It's obscene that we pay sports figures millions and yet the people who teach out youth are barely making a living wage. This country has it's priority all messed up.
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 3, 2014 Maria C Rangel
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Kathleen Schmitz
Aug 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Aug 1, 2014 Mary McBride
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Aug 1, 2014 Trina Monarchi We pay our Athletes millions of dollars, but we do not pay our Teachers fairly and they are our Kids future.
Jul 31, 2014 Lea Faulks
Jul 30, 2014 Mark Aziz
Jul 30, 2014 Pam Blanchard
Jul 29, 2014 Luci Graham
Jul 29, 2014 MONICA CHANCHI

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