Educators for Obama
With just 133 days until the 2012 presidential election, the stark differences between the two presidential candidates are becoming more and more clear. AFT has launched “Educators for Obama
” to highlight the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney on the issue of public education.
President Obama is fighting for educators. In his State of the Union speech, Obama exhorted the nation to “stop bashing” teachers and stressed the need to “stop teaching to the test.” During his term as president, Obama kept more than 300,000 educators where they belong—with their students. He proposed targeting additional funds to stave off another round of devastating cuts of tens of thousands more educators. And just recently, he urged Congress to take action to put teachers back to work in their classrooms, stating: “The best predictor of individual and American success in this economy is a good education.”
President Obama stands with educators; join him by becoming an Educator for Obama.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney, on the other hand, continues to promote a view of America that differs greatly from the vision of those concerned about economic and educational fairness. In fact, Romney recently said that we have too many teachers, police officers and firefighters. These are not minor differences.
President Obama understands that a good education and a strong economy are connected. Re-electing Barack Obama will move our country forward. Together, we can work with him to restore a strong middle class and a strong economy, and to ensure that everyone has a fair shot at achieving the American dream. That’s what makes Obama the clear choice for president. Join Educators for Obama and make sure our issues are at the forefront of this campaign.