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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 21,577
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


Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 deborah hearn
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Jul 24, 2014 rebecca koo
Jul 24, 2014 Roseann LaBrake
Jul 24, 2014 Thelma Clarage
Jul 24, 2014 Janet Stead My daughter is a teacher and she just barely lives above poverty level!
Jul 24, 2014 Daniel Meariman This is my signature to pay teachers more!!
Jul 24, 2014 Carol Schwager
Jul 24, 2014 Leslie Glazer-Jacobs
Jul 24, 2014 Geraldo Malela Elias de Abreu PereiraPereira
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 veronika herrmann
Jul 24, 2014 amanda almaguer
Jul 24, 2014 Shannon Erickson
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Julia Brandner
Jul 24, 2014 Jill Landis
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Vince Panetta
Jul 24, 2014 Megan Wood Teacher retention needs to be improved and this could greatly help with that. For the amount of hours and stress teachers are asked to deal with, they should be paid much more than they are currently.
Jul 24, 2014 esther perez montero
Jul 24, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Jul 24, 2014 troy ellis
Jul 24, 2014 Elizabeth Collins
Jul 24, 2014 toni seiden
Jul 24, 2014 Pam Siegel YES yes Y E S pay teachers and school nurses what they would make in the real world, they hold our children and our countries future in their hands. The service they provide needs equal pay for what they give to the future.
Jul 24, 2014 Kristina Aguilera
Jul 24, 2014 Kiron Johri
Jul 24, 2014 Adele Barattelli
Jul 24, 2014 David Denson
Jul 23, 2014 Cristina Seica
Jul 22, 2014 Angela Gunning
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 22, 2014 Pauline O'Donnell
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Amanda Malone
Jul 21, 2014 Janice Sprow Increase teacher pay-- especially in under paid states- lower the ratio of students to teacher- provide more assistants- give teachers more freedom over curriculum and teaching style-- less tests-less extra duties--more respect as professionals
Jul 21, 2014 Carolyn James If it weren't for teachers, what kind of shape would our nation be in? Teachers raise other people's kids.
Jul 21, 2014 Adriana Ruda
Jul 21, 2014 Carole Kuehl
Jul 20, 2014 sandra ac
Jul 20, 2014 Nicky Giles
Jul 20, 2014 Charleen Murphy
Jul 20, 2014 Julia Golenkowicz
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am going into my 38th year as a Special Education Teacher. I really love working with these students. But, Teachers really need to be paid more money. Now, you are lucky if a Special Education Teacher continues teaching more than 7 years.
Jul 19, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 Samuel Marban Macias

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