Be a part of the annual celebration of American Education Week and Raise Your Hand for Student Success.
The 3 million members of the National Education Association are proud to lead the nation in celebrating American Education Week, November 18-22. This year’s theme, “Raise Your Hand for Student Success” invites Americans of all ages to join together and support student growth and achievement.
- The promise of quality public education is the cornerstone of our great nation.
- All of us—educators, students, parents and communities—have an important role in helping to ensure student success. We must work together to help transform our schools so that every student has access to great public schools.
- American Education Week is set aside to honor the entire team of professionals who work to help prepare our students to succeed in college and careers.
- This year during American Education Week, we’re calling on caring adults across the nation to sign our Raise Your Hand pledge and join us in advocating for the basic rights of all our children, including:
o Access to quality public education, regardless of family income or where they live.
o Educators who are respected and treated as professionals and who participate in key education policy discussions.
o Smaller class sizes, up-to-date textbooks, safe and clean environments, and 21st century tools and resources.
Take this pledge and show your support for quality public education for all of America’s children. All of our students have a right to an education that prepares them for college and 21st century careers.
I pledge to RAISE MY HAND for:
- Every child in America to have access to quality public education, regardless of family income or where they live.
- All educators to be respected and treated as professionals and participate in key education policy discussions.
- Parents, families, communities, and educators to come together and create partnerships to foster environments that are conducive for student learning.
- Elected officials to do their part to ensure adequate tools and resources for all schools, include educators in key policy discussions, and make sure that students have access to a world class education—from pre-k and beyond.
- Public schools to have smaller class sizes, up-to-date textbooks, and safe and clean environments.