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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

May 23, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
May 21, 2018 Candice C
May 20, 2018 Susan Hogarth
May 20, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 20, 2018 alan harper
May 20, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 15, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
May 14, 2018 Susan Fisher
May 14, 2018 Judy McKinney
May 14, 2018 David Pascoe
May 14, 2018 Anne Havard
May 14, 2018 Karen Phillips
May 6, 2018 Rita Camaño
May 5, 2018 Juli Kring
May 5, 2018 Carol Painter
May 4, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 4, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 4, 2018 Marge Schwartz
May 4, 2018 Ms. Jocelyn Valdez-Loqui
May 3, 2018 Lane Page
Apr 28, 2018 Candi Gaona
Apr 18, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 18, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 18, 2018 Amy Weise
Apr 14, 2018 Cynthia Sheridan
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 Keith Cliver Politicians like Sen. McGill are why Alabama will always be a backwards state. He is a MORON!
Apr 8, 2018 Deborah Johncock
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2018 Nancy Wein
Mar 28, 2018 Harriet Shalat
Mar 19, 2018 Richard Han
Mar 19, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 18, 2018 Donna Delin
Mar 18, 2018 Allison Lansberry In some countries teachers are paid higher than doctors
Mar 18, 2018 Geniece Medsker
Mar 12, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 10, 2018 Julie Berberi
Mar 10, 2018 Jessica Haag
Mar 10, 2018 Ronald Wolniewicz
Mar 10, 2018 Judith Busse
Mar 6, 2018 Amy Hile
Mar 4, 2018 Betty Finley
Mar 4, 2018 Jason Saville
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Feb 24, 2018 judy daniels
Feb 24, 2018 Carol Carter What Bible are you reading??? I don't even see anywhere it says we pay Senators!!
Feb 23, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 James Smith

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