May 2-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week

Now more than ever, it is fitting that we celebrate educators—teachers and ESPs—and their unwavering fortitude, optimism, creativity, and love for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bipartisan resolutions, introduced in both the Senate and the House, designate May 2-8 Teacher Appreciation Week. The resolutions note that educators have stepped up in new ways to support their students and communities during the pandemic, including by coordinating remote learning, supporting students’ mental health, providing meals to students in need, and distributing technology to students. In the Senate, they were introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME); in the House, they were introduced by Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and  Sam Graves (R-MO).

Throughout Teacher Appreciation Week, NEA will gather messages from across the country and pass them on. Text CELEBRATE to 48744 to get periodic texts celebrating teachers!

5 responses to “May 2-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week

  1. Every week should be Teacher Appreciation Week. We honor all teachers 365 days a year. We are very proud of our daughter who is a dedicated and compassionate public school third grade teacher.

  2. I suggest fair compensation for their job. Meaning salary should match other professions that require same university level education, continuous education. Opportunities for advancement within their profession.

  3. “Teacher Appreciation Week”??? What a JOKE! I’m so sick & tired of talk & lip service. “Thank you for your service.” “Thank you for stepping up this year.” Empty words ringing hollow in my ears.
    You want to appreciate teachers? SHOW US THE MONEY! Lower class sizes! Give us the respect as educators who KNOW what’s best for students, instead of corporate America! Stop hiring useless, pencil-pushing “consultants” at the district office who make DOUBLE the salary as a first year teacher!
    Spare me the “appreciation” until I see REAL change in education!!! PUH-LEEZE!!!

  4. TEACHING! It is very difficult to find another occupation that leaves more of a positive/negative impact on others and the world in general! You are exceptional and humanity needs you, families need you, children need you. Out country needs you. Thank you for having the courage to become a teacher and impact lives.

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