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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Apr 25, 2017 Chris Miller
Apr 25, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 25, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri Sen. McGill: I don't agree with your logic! YOU MUST advance Alabama's educational system as a top priority. We want quality teachers in classrooms, so we must pay them what they deserve. I am outraged that you think teachers shouldn't be paid properly!!
Apr 24, 2017 Kelsey Brewer
Apr 24, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Apr 23, 2017 OLGA COTTO
Apr 23, 2017 Mel Henshaw
Apr 23, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Apr 23, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 22, 2017 Karen Merkley
Apr 21, 2017 Melora Jackson
Apr 12, 2017 Brian Moore
Apr 11, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Apr 11, 2017 Adam Fransella
Apr 11, 2017 Jennifer Badillo
Apr 11, 2017 Karen O'Brien
Apr 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) I haven't heard such a bunch phony-baloney in all my life. People who go into teaching for the money don't last long. It is a hard job and one you have to love to stay in it and be good too.
Apr 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Apr 10, 2017 Tony Lilich
Apr 10, 2017 Glenda Foreman
Apr 10, 2017 Paula Morgan Pay teachers a better wage. They teach future generations.
Apr 10, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Apr 10, 2017 Helen Freer
Apr 10, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Apr 10, 2017 Diane McMahon
Apr 5, 2017 Emily Ettinger
Apr 3, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 30, 2017 Julie White
Mar 30, 2017 ASHAKANTA SHARMA
Mar 16, 2017 Loraine Lindsey
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Anja Boyd
Mar 14, 2017 Susan Hinger
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 12, 2017 Jessie Bourke
Mar 12, 2017 Sandy Bieker
Mar 11, 2017 EJ Frost
Mar 11, 2017 Amanda Smith
Mar 11, 2017 Bonnie Steiger
Mar 11, 2017 Valerie Crawford
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Gregory Anderson
Mar 10, 2017 Donna Hargus Practice what you preach lest ye be found to be the very devil you profess to despise!! In fact, donate your wage hike to pay teachers a living wage and it will do more good than you ever could.
Mar 10, 2017 leslie shellberg
Mar 10, 2017 Thao Vu
Mar 10, 2017 Renella Kendall
Mar 9, 2017 Andrea JUSSIM
Mar 8, 2017 Julie Mullen
Mar 8, 2017 Sharon Perry

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