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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 9,364
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 30, 2014 Mark Aziz
Jul 29, 2014 Angela Bonner
Jul 28, 2014 Aylin Altinok
Jul 26, 2014 haley bishop
Jul 24, 2014 Carmen Williams
Jul 24, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Janice Sprow Teachers can not do it all! Many students need far more help than a teacher can provide many: do not speak English, have no parental support,have learning disabilities,exibit behavior problems,lack basis supplies,live in rundown/unsafe neighborhoods, etc
Jul 20, 2014 lanisha caine
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 20, 2014 Kirk Rhoads
Jul 19, 2014 amy orrick
Jul 19, 2014 invalid user Students First is a propaganda group led by disgraced former DC Chancellor Rhee.During her limited experience, it was alleged that she duct taped students mouths shut. Read DIane Ravitch's groundbreaking best-seller investigation, "Reign of Error,"
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) EDUCATION IS OUR ONLY HOPE!
Jul 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2014 kathy mayo
Jul 18, 2014 Regina Kay
Jul 18, 2014 tammy fleming
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 17, 2014 Donna Horton
Jul 15, 2014 Sherrie Rozniecki
Jul 15, 2014 Veronica Rehne
Jul 14, 2014 Samuel Marban Macias
Jul 13, 2014 Rose Hannaford
Jul 13, 2014 Dottie Viar
Jul 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) The teachers' unions have control of school systems. Individual principals or teachers (with their unions) can pretty much target families and destroy them. There needs to be more choice and more outside oversight.
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Kelli Lysz
Jul 11, 2014 Gaya Covington
Jul 11, 2014 Rob Dexter
Jul 10, 2014 SHAUNNA STUCKEY
Jul 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2014 Amanda Albuquerque
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

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