Teacher Appreciation Week (2-6)

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

The AFT has partnered with 214 parent, civil rights, student and religious groups and fellow unions representing more than 10 million people nationwide to say thank you to America’s teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6). In an ad published in 16 major newspapers across the country, AFT thanks teachers for persevering through the pandemic and giving the nation’s kids the skills they need.

AFT ad for newspapers

To America’s educators:

You put your heart and soul into educating our nation’s students every day.

Together with parents and caregivers, you have helped carry our kids through the pandemic, helping get our school buildings reopen safely, and helping our kids and families bounce back academically, socially, and emotionally; from solving math problems to building lasting relationships, you help our next generation become critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and responsible human beings.

Despite political interference, disrespect for your professionalism, and a seemingly endless struggle for resources, you rise to the occasion to help prepare every child for whatever comes next, and you do it with incredible humanity and grace.

Your work changes lives for the better. Thank you for helping every child in America lay the groundwork to build a better life, which starts right in their very own school.

Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates teaching and teachers’ dedication to the success of all students. The national PTA has designated this week in May as a special time to honor those who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.