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Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world, for teachers shape our children and impart values we take with us for the rest of our lives. They play a critical role in our development.

But it's widely known that teachers aren't being paid fairly. And one senator from Alabama says it should stay that way — because paying teachers low is a "biblical" principle.

Senator Shadrack McGill thinks that keeping teachers' salaries low is a biblical mandate that ensures only the most dedicated individuals enter the profession. He said, "It's a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher's pay scale, you'll attract people who aren't called to teach..."

Yet McGill approved a 67% pay increase for legislators in 2007, claiming this would help curb bribes!

Let Senator McGill know you don't agree with his logic and tell him to make advancing Alabama's educational system a top priority.

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Dear Senator McGill:

I am outraged that you think teachers shouldn't be paid what they're worth, so as to discourage individuals from entering the profession for monetary reasons. In fact, you went so far as to say that paying teachers low is a "biblical principle."

You yourself have children — wouldn't you like to see each of them receive the best possible education from grade school through college? Wouldn't you agree that a teacher's abilities are directly proportional to a child's success?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you have contradicted your own comments. The fact is, paying teachers low does NOT ensure only the most dedicated enter the profession. Rather, it undermines the effectiveness of current teachers as well as discourages potentially competent individuals from the career path.

If we want quality teachers in the classroom, we must pay them what they deserve.

Please reconsider your comments and shift your focus to improving Alabama's education system.


Petition Signatures

Oct 21, 2017 Barbara Sickles
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 Dawn Turner
Oct 9, 2017 Melissa Bird Let's get the bible out of public education - that's a PERSONAL choice parents make for their kids. I do not want my kids being taught that nonsense.
Oct 8, 2017 Janis Higgins
Oct 8, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2017 Charlotte Humphries
Sep 30, 2017 Esmè Evans
Sep 13, 2017 K. Griffin
Sep 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2017 Sharon Sutton
Aug 27, 2017 Devon Kerbow
Aug 27, 2017 Pamela Hazen Every religion and every individual, apparently, has their own interpretation of the bible. Not surprisingly it usually supports some outrageous claim to the detriment of a person or group. Disgusting to me.
Aug 27, 2017 Sandra Zeigler
Aug 27, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Aug 27, 2017 Lori Hernandez
Aug 27, 2017 Rebecca Guidry My child has Autism and he has had such caring teachers, believe me they are not paid enough to teach my child. Teachers deserve to be paid so much more than they are being paid.
Aug 19, 2017 Diana Talbott
Aug 19, 2017 Pam Botts
Aug 19, 2017 Susan Wilson
Aug 16, 2017 Susan Martin
Aug 11, 2017 Barbara Laxon
Aug 9, 2017 Taen Scherer
Aug 9, 2017 Julaine Morley
Aug 9, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 9, 2017 John Horn
Aug 9, 2017 Donna Barnes
Aug 9, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2017 Dewey Jackson
Aug 5, 2017 Betsy Farmer
Aug 5, 2017 Elaine Heathcoat
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 24, 2017 J.B. Picot
Jul 24, 2017 steven sutler
Jul 23, 2017 Sophie Miranda
Jul 23, 2017 Leigha Henson
Jul 23, 2017 refhan irtem
Jul 23, 2017 Georgi and Harold Mortensen
Jul 23, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Jul 22, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 22, 2017 Alicja Bożek
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Srinivas Pochana
Jul 19, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Jul 16, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Jul 13, 2017 D.G. Sifuentes That senator is making Christians look bad! I am a Christian and strongly feel we should be adequately paying the people educating future leaders, doctors, inventors, etc.

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