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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 8,652
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


Apr 20, 2014 Sheleeza Deen
Apr 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2014 Rita Kneisley
Apr 20, 2014 Patricia Correa
Apr 19, 2014 Betsy Mooney
Apr 19, 2014 Cinda Glenn
Apr 19, 2014 Lisa Jaissle
Apr 19, 2014 Bjorn Skarbo
Apr 19, 2014 Heydi Alfaro
Apr 18, 2014 marilu hernandez
Apr 18, 2014 Charisse Wise
Apr 18, 2014 rhonda Ricks
Apr 17, 2014 Kristine Cormier
Apr 16, 2014 Shameira Johnson
Apr 15, 2014 Paula Carlson
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 susan morris- jackson
Apr 15, 2014 francesco cavarra
Apr 15, 2014 Debby Taylor
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 14, 2014 samantha miller
Apr 13, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Apr 12, 2014 Theresa Cornwell
Apr 12, 2014 Virginia Krause
Apr 12, 2014 Lori M
Apr 12, 2014 Heidi Benson
Apr 12, 2014 angie robison The school my son went to is aweful with kids who have special needs; my son recieved 22 referrals as a kindergartener. The teacher and principal were overwhelmed and had no clue what to do and there were 40 children in his class. Things need to change.
Apr 12, 2014 Gloria Young
Apr 12, 2014 jennifer paskali
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Jalisa Jones
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Amanda Tarantino
Apr 12, 2014 Lynne Whittington
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Susan Bourrillion
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) The larger problem is that schools are arrogant and put on a facade that they are already doing the best for children. PUT THE CHILDREN FIRST...STOP THE LIES!!
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Marie Cabral
Apr 11, 2014 briana fort
Apr 11, 2014 Carole Trisler
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Erin Lindemann Something needs to be done
Apr 11, 2014 Patti Schoen
Apr 11, 2014 Angela Parra The school never taugth my son they got him stuck theclast 4 years with substracting and adding and not learning reading and writting these people would say he does not have capacity but they were wrong and also never got the threapies he needed
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed) Public school has really failed my son and refused to do anything to help until police got involved 2 and a half years later!
Apr 11, 2014 Tammy Hyde

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