Dedicated to the One in a Million...

According to the UNESCO, 2.7 million teachers are needed worldwide to provide every child a primary education. By year 2020, 10.9 billion teachers will be needed to serve every student globally. That means with nearly 8 billion humans occupying our planet, we run the risk of each teacher on Earth being 1 in a million! We, in this profession, make all other professions possible. 

If the above quote is true, here's how you can help... 

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1) Advocate that teachers who are in classrooms everyday are among the primary decision makers for education policy, especially if you're a teacher yourself. Start here...

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2) If you're not a teacher, avail yourself to a classroom near you. It doesn't matter where you live or what type of school it is, educators are always welcoming of professionals that can share their story (or many stories) with their students. This will help you feel more confident about the advice above and potentially give you a new perspective on the work teachers do. Take a note from Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

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3) Before you judge a teacher or the state of education portrayed by the media, do your research. Ask yourself, as a taxpayer, "Are the schools in my neighborhood and near my place of business where I would send my children or lived ones?" If not, try #1 above again. Also, if you can, make sure stories like these are shared, far and wide.

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4) Lastly, become an educator because children around the world need you. 10.9 billion teachers are needed over the next 3 years. That's more than triple what we have now. There are amazing teacher programs nearly everywhere so you don't have to go it alone...

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This post is dedicated to the beyond amazing, super heroic, 1 in a million educators that helped created this lesson...