Help Our Kids

Tell Leaders: Students Need Great Teachers

The most important thing we can do for our students is to ensure they have a great teacher at the front of the classroom. But for too long, special interests have been put ahead of student interests, leaving a broken system of bureaucracy that hurts our kids. To turn it around, we need real leadership from our elected officials at all levels of government.

We need effective teacher evaluations that include student performance and help teachers understand how they can improve. We need policies that empower principals to choose the right staff for their schools. And we need reforms that will improve our abilities to recruit, reward, and retain our highest-performing educators, and remove ineffective ones from the classroom.

Add your name to the petition to tell politicians to stand up for our kids and ensure every child throughout New York and across the country has access to a great teacher and a high quality education.

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Iris Ortega
Hugh Sullivan
Jim Smith
Yonique Thompson
Geraldine Sweeting
isabel tejeda
Ashley Linehan
Jennifer Pope
Noel Cordero
Lorraine Drake
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  • Iris Ortega
  • Hugh Sullivan
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  • Lorraine Drake
  • Aaron Kinnari