Have You Shared the Love With Your Teachers Today?

A new campaign strives to offer teachers the recognition that they deserve.

By Jorge Rivas Sep 19, 2011

This back to school season many teachers will enter classrooms that are crowded. They’ll be asked to do more with less, and they’ll likely be the targets of harsh reforms that blame them for all the problems we have in education.

ThanksForTeaching.US, a 30-day campaign to recognize amazing teachers all over the world is inviting everyone to submit a story about a teacher that changed their life.

"Whether it was Mrs. Engles in the 2nd Grade or Prof. Reich sophomore year, amazing educators have challenged us to be better thinkers, dared us to change career paths in a single lecture, and inspired us to believe that, with a little hard work, a better future is possible," their invitation reads.

So take a minute to share your thanks for one (or a bunch) of your favorite educators in your life and let them know how they inspired you.


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