Washington, DC - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
"America's teachers are among our most dedicated public servants," said Senator Collins. "In Maine, and throughout the country, teachers take on the challenge of educating our young people and helping them to realize their full potential. This week, we honor the tireless effort of our teachers and thank them for all they do to support, inspire, and encourage the children of America."
"Teachers build a foundation for success that follows students well beyond the classroom," Senator Brown said. "We must continue to show our gratitude to our educators through policy that supports teachers in their efforts to develop the next generation of leaders."
"Teachers give so much of themselves to make sure students grow, thrive and succeed. They give our students that boost of confidence when it's needed the most and that extra help when things are especially tough," said Lily Eskelsen García, a sixth grade teacher from Utah elected president of the 3 million-member National Education Association. "During Teacher Appreciation Week and on National Teacher Day, we have been encouraging everyone to reach out and thank that special teacher who made a difference in his or her life."