DNC on Teacher Appreciation Day
May 5, 2020
DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo, and DNC Labor Council Chair Stuart Appelbaum released the following statement on Teacher Appreciation Day:
“Classrooms may be empty right now, but our children are still learning thanks to countless heroic educators and administrators across the country. In this time of crisis, they have stepped to the plate. They have adapted to remote learning, provided meals to families, and worked tirelessly to ensure their students don’t fall behind. They have gone the extra mile for our kids and our communities. And as a nation, we owe them more than just our deepest gratitude and appreciation. We owe them our alliance and our advocacy – for the pay they deserve and for the resource they need to help students thrive.
“These educators are responsible for molding our next generation of leaders. They are responsible for inspiring our next generation of artists and scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs. When teachers succeed, our children and our country succeed. And they need our support, especially right now. So thank you to every teacher, administrator, and support staff across the country who is moving our nation forward and bettering our children’s future.”