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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 9,331
Sponsored by: StudentsFirst

America's schools are failing our kids. On international comparisons, U.S. kids are in the middle of the pack or worse. Fixing the problem requires an education system that puts students' needs ahead of special interests or wasteful bureaucracies.

To succeed in our mission, we are demanding that lawmakers, courts and school administrators create and enforce policies that put students first. No school-based factor is more important than the quality of the teacher. We must recognize, reward and retain excellent educators. We also want to ensure families can choose among several excellent schools, not just get stuck with one underperforming choice. Americans know, and we want to remind them, that our schools are an anchor for our communities and gateway to our national prosperity and competitive standing in a global economy. If you agree, sign the pledge and join us in our fight.

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The movement begins with you. We want to truly transform education in America, to create a system that puts students' needs first.

We believe:

· Great teachers can make a tremendous difference for students of every background; all children deserve great teachers.
· Students should not need luck to get a good education; every family should be able to choose an excellent school.
· Public dollars belong where they can make the biggest difference; we must fight ineffective programs and bureaucracy.

Petition Signatures


Jul 9, 2014 Sheryll Punneo
Jul 9, 2014 Samantha Honowitz
Jul 9, 2014 Linda Somers
Jul 9, 2014 Fay Luna van Hardeveld
Jul 9, 2014 Charleen Murphy
Jul 9, 2014 Eva Huygelen
Jul 9, 2014 michael muller
Jul 8, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
Jul 8, 2014 christine dufour
Jul 8, 2014 Abby Wong I can relate to this because as a student, I find myself not doing so well with teachers who don't seem to make much of an effort or are incapable. The government education system can be improved with focus and planning.
Jul 8, 2014 Louis L. Weintraub
Jul 8, 2014 Tina Hutchins
Jul 8, 2014 Irwin Hoenig
Jul 8, 2014 Susan Sanocki
Jul 8, 2014 rebecca koo
Jul 8, 2014 Cynthia Murphy
Jul 8, 2014 april clayton
Jul 8, 2014 Bogdan Antoane
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez
Jul 8, 2014 Susa C.
Jul 8, 2014 elizabeth cano
Jul 8, 2014 Carly French
Jul 8, 2014 Kwame Asiedu These kids deserve the very best. Please invest in their education and please fight for these precious children.
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Truus Broeke Public dollars to public schools is essential, as well as the appropriate level of funding needed to provide a good to excellent education for all.
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Paula Lewis
Jul 8, 2014 Carmen Algarra
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
Jul 8, 2014 Celia Macías
Jul 8, 2014 karen waters
Jul 8, 2014 Amber Thompson
Jul 8, 2014 Tom Bizon
Jul 8, 2014 Gina Freitas
Jul 8, 2014 Natalie Hughes
Jul 8, 2014 Chris Hunter
Jul 8, 2014 Kathryn Hutter
Jul 8, 2014 baptiste auzou
Jul 8, 2014 Cristina Burello
Jul 8, 2014 Teri Thompson Education is the key that will open doors to a great future.
Jul 8, 2014 Eric Czerwony
Jul 8, 2014 Olga T
Jul 7, 2014 Carmen Adams first, get good teachers,pay them enough,raise the education level in the poor/default segregated areas,even if that means better teachers.get rid of the union tenure.go back to the basics,like phonics, and simple, basic math, history,like 1955,and watch.
Jul 3, 2014 Dolores Barker
Jul 3, 2014 Jerry Reddick
Jul 1, 2014 J.S. Simpson
Jun 30, 2014 Lois Hemm
Jun 29, 2014 Courtney Schmidt
Jun 27, 2014 Elizabeth crowningshield I have a 7 year old autistic son.
Jun 26, 2014 Azelia Tummelson

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