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POTUS: As a nation we have an obligation to make sure that all children have the resources
they need to learn. Quality schools, good teachers, the latest textbooks, and the right
Samantha Bennett: An education is essential for every child.
Chris Page: Education means to me an opportunity for kids. They have the chance to see their
dreams and succeed as best as possible.
Chris Tovani: We never know who that kid is gonna be that's gonna come up with the next
cure and who that kid is gonna be that's going to be the next human rights leader or great
teacher or great doctor, and so we just have to make sure that every kid gets what he or
Chris Tovani: I love being a teacher because it’s the best way to give everybody a chance
to have a successful, happy life.
Samantha Bennett: We see that spark go off like, “Oh wow, I can do that?”
Chris Tovani: Teachers really matter to this country because they’re the ones on the
front lines. They see the best, the worst, and everything in between and they’re still
willing to roll up their sleeves and dig in there and work side by side with their students.
Chris Page: President Obama’s stance that we need to make sure that children are college
ready is extremely important. Making sure that they’re not just going through the
motions of school, but they’re actually ready to compete on a global scale.
Samantha Bennett: The steps that President Obama is taking to make college more affordable
is crucial. I could encourage students that want to go but don’t think they can all
the different ways that the policies will help them.
David Victorson: He really cares about educating people and making sure that they stay engaged.
Chris Tovani: There’s a lot at stake in this next election. If education budgets are
cut, which is what the other side of the isle is proposing to do teachers will find themselves
with bigger class sizes.
Chris Page: President Obama often reminds people that we can’t stop here. We have
to keep moving. We have to keep pushing forward. We have to do more.
Samantha Bennett: Teachers have a lot of power in our local community. When teachers talk,
Chris Page: This is our chance in the summertime to really talk with each other and just talk
about how important it is to get President Obama re-elected, and to really understand
what the issues are with this election.
David Victorso: It's a great moment for teachers to connect with other teachers to get the
word out about this campaign.
Samantha Bennett: And that is talking to people at the grocery store, that is going door to
door, that is working phone banks. Anything you can do to ensure Barack Obama becomes
President for a second term.