Show solidarity with teachers' strikes across the US

Education is a human right. Instead of arming teachers with guns, we need to arm them with more resources.

We recognize that teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions. When schools are chronically underfunded, understaffed, and under threat of being privatized into the charter school system students suffer. When teachers have to deal with the financial stress of low wages, student debt and classrooms without the necessary resources and learning tools students suffer. 

For too long manufactured budget crises have put our children's education on the chopping block while business interests and the wealthy reap the rewards of huge tax breaks and the selling off of a generation's access to quality education.

We call for a massive reinvestment in our public school system and the return of democratic control of our schools to the community at large, its teachers and students.

When the workers rise, we win.

All signatories stand in solidarity with the striking teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky, the teachers in West Virginia and all teachers in this country and in the state of Missouri.

Teachers in Missouri, as you work to organize in your schools and local communities for better working and learning conditions, know that if you decide to take a stand, we will stand with you.

wvea_4-2.jpg"In the wake of West Virginia, teachers in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky are now striking, sicking out, rallying, and Facebooking to push officials to raise their salaries and defend their benefits. Photo: WVEA. Source: Labor Notes, "Teacher Strike Fever Spreads," http://www.labornotes.org/2018/03/teacher-strike-fever-spreads"


Sign this petition to show teachers in Missouri that community members, workers, fellow teachers and students are willing to stand in solidarity and organize for education. 

Who's signing

Valorie Engholm
Nikki Taynton
Sue Edward
Christian Wade
Ronald Burch
Jeffery Humfeld
Kimberly Gier
Nancy Browning
Sara Hazan
Jo Crain
Jim Nelson
Joni Donze
Luke Pretz
Elyse Max
Kai McCoy
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  • Valorie Engholm
    signed 2018-04-06 12:33:37 -0500
    Valorie Engholm
  • Nikki Taynton
    signed 2018-04-06 11:51:04 -0500
  • Sue Edward
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-06 11:05:30 -0500
    Sign the petition: Solidarity with teachers' Strike
  • Sue Edward
    signed 2018-04-06 11:02:09 -0500
  • Christian Wade
    signed 2018-04-06 10:48:23 -0500
  • Ronald Burch
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-06 10:38:27 -0500
    Sign the petition: Solidarity with teachers' Strike
  • Ronald Burch
    signed 2018-04-06 10:38:02 -0500
  • Jeffery Humfeld
    signed 2018-04-06 10:29:52 -0500
    Jeffery Humfeld – When we start investing more in education we will be able to invest less in prisons and have a safer, saner and more just society.
  • Kimberly Gier
    signed 2018-04-06 10:08:49 -0500
  • Nancy Browning
    signed 2018-04-06 09:45:11 -0500
    Nancy F Browning: As a retired college professor, I know a great deal about how little educators are valued, which is not only evidenced in low salaries but in the lack of control that teachers have over teaching. No other profession is regulated and constrained as are public school teachers in the U.S.
  • Sara Hazan
    signed 2018-04-06 09:21:48 -0500
  • Jo Crain
    signed 2018-04-06 09:09:39 -0500
    This strike should have our utmost attention and priority! You have my full support as a candidate for the US Senate!
  • Jim Nelson
    signed 2018-04-06 08:47:05 -0500
  • Joni Donze
    signed 2018-04-06 08:41:01 -0500
  • Luke Pretz
    signed 2018-04-06 08:22:25 -0500
  • Elyse Max
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-06 08:20:04 -0500
    Sign the petition: Solidarity with teachers' Strike and sign up for updates on local actions.
  • Elyse Max
    signed 2018-04-06 08:19:21 -0500
  • Kai McCoy
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-04 10:57:01 -0500
    Sign the petition: Solidarity with teachers' Strike
  • Kai McCoy
    signed 2018-04-04 10:56:32 -0500