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A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Members of Congress should substitute teach at least 1 day per year in a public school to gain firsthand knowledge on how to address the prevailing challenges facing educators and how to remove obstacles to learning for students.

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11/14/19

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Date: November 14, 2019

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116.SRES.426
Expressing the sense of the Senate that Members of Congress should substitute teach at least 1 day per year in a public school to gain firsthand knowledge on how to address the prevailing challenges facing educators and how to remove obstacles to learning for students.
Date: November 14, 2019Official Title: Expressing the sense of the Senate that Members of Congress should substitute teach at least 1 day per year in a public school to gain firsthand knowledge on how to address the prevailing challenges facing educators and how to remove obstacles to learning for students.Whereas teachers play a critical role in shaping the minds and lives of children;Whereas there are projected to be 3,200,000 full-time public school teachers in 2020;Whereas approximately 200,000 teachers leave the profession each year;Whereas in the 115th Congress, there were more than 2 times as many Members of Congress that had backgrounds in public service or politics than Members of Congress that had backgrounds in education; andWhereas Members of Congress should be on the ground in public schools to understand the challenges that educators and students face, including challenges relating to
  • (1) a growing shortage of teachers;
  • (2) issues of teacher pay;
  • (3) a lack of resources in both urban and rural areas;
  • (4) teacher preparedness;
  • (5) chronic absenteeism among students;
  • (6) poverty; and
  • (7) parental involvement: Now, therefore, be itThat the Senate
  • (1) recognizes the contributions of teachers to the United States;
  • (2) thanks teachers for their service; and
  • (3) recommends that each Member of Congress spend at least 1 day per year serving as a substitute teacher in a public school.