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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 8,373
Sponsored by: StudentsFirst

It's not often that education research studies make the front page of the New York Times, but this was a big exception. A far-reaching study by Harvard and Columbia researchers found that highly effective elementary and middle school teachers directly led to better success in life for their students.

Clearly, teacher quality matters a lot for the future of our kids and our country as a whole. We need to make sure we keep our best teachers in the classroom and we reward them with pay that reflects the importance of their work so that every kid has the opportunity to learn from a great teacher.

Support efforts to recruit, reward and retain great teachers for all American students.

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Petition Signatures

Jul 22, 2014 Anne Short-Ellis
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 cassie duncan Every child deserves a good education regardless of how they learn. Too many times ive seen teachers lose their patients with children they dont understand because those children dont understand what is being taught.
Jul 22, 2014 Sonia Menchaca With having two children that have autism I find this very important !
Jul 22, 2014 Jennifer Crews I have two sons who are 5 and 3 going on 4 who both have autism an also ADHD
Jul 22, 2014 Beverly Jenkins The better educated our teachers are the better chance our kids have in success!!
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Holly Jurczak
Jul 21, 2014 Janice Sprow the problem is not the teachers but all the hurdles they must get through to teach. The polititians need to ask the teachers what they need to better teach the children-- Instead of coming up with more and more new formats and tests and standards etc
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Angie Madeley
Jul 21, 2014 Lisa Wiebe
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Rob Dexter
Jul 21, 2014 Myrna Vanegas
Jul 21, 2014 Robert Racine
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please support! Thanks
Jul 20, 2014 Samantha Mahoney
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Jul 20, 2014 lanisha caine
Jul 20, 2014 janet liveoak
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2014 Jeana Abueida
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 20, 2014 Luana Santos
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Highly Effective teachers should not be determined by test scores, or other mechanical measures. A highly effective teacher values each individual child: caring, loving, kind & compassionate as well as effective in his/her academic instruction.
Jul 20, 2014 Bobanna Hendrickson
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 17, 2014 Donna Horton
Jul 17, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 14, 2014 Samuel Marban Macias
Jul 14, 2014 Invalid Signature This petition, like Students 1st(?), is bogus. Until we deal w/prevailing socioeconomic issues plaguing our inner cities, we will continue to leave kids behind.
Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson 94085
Jul 12, 2014 doug krause
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Samantha Trosky We also need smaller classrooms and equal education for all children, and not based upon where they live in a rich or poor area!
Jul 10, 2014 Amanda Albuquerque
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 Fay Luna van Hardeveld
Jul 9, 2014 Quentin Babel
Jul 9, 2014 Alissa Newton
Jul 9, 2014 Cynthia Brooks-Fetty
Jul 9, 2014 Debi Lawson
Jul 9, 2014 Charleen Murphy
Jul 9, 2014 nathalie cikin
Jul 9, 2014 Michelle dBeer
Jul 8, 2014 christine dufour

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