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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

Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Marie Perry
Dec 11, 2017 Kathleen Shabi
Dec 10, 2017 barbara gale
Dec 10, 2017 Lisa Harding
Dec 9, 2017 Sue Ellen Lupien
Dec 9, 2017 Irene Souder-Coyle
Dec 9, 2017 H. M. Sustaita
Dec 9, 2017 Henry Mobley
Dec 9, 2017 Jennifer Schmitz
Dec 9, 2017 John Atkins
Dec 9, 2017 Valerie Campbell
Dec 9, 2017 Joann Adkinson
Dec 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 27, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Nov 24, 2017 Tracy Arcure
Nov 20, 2017 Lynne Griffin
Nov 20, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman (I think paying senators is too). Seriously! You obviously have not read the Bible.
Nov 17, 2017 Sarah Thao
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 11, 2017 Katharine long
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
Nov 6, 2017 Liz Pope
Nov 5, 2017 Melantha Bobrick
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 2, 2017 Elizabeth Wolff
Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 MICHAEL Sonlight
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
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.

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