A Message from Dr. Jill Biden

Friend --

I've been a teacher in public schools and community colleges for more than 30 years.

Being an educator is about more than teaching -- it's about instilling confidence. There is no better moment than when I see a student realize that she can do whatever she sets her mind to do. I'm sure you know that feeling, too.

President Obama knows what that's like, too. He understands that improving the education system takes all of us, and that teachers are absolutely critical to those efforts. He listens when teachers explain the challenges they face in overcrowded and underfunded classrooms. And he knows that education is key to a healthy economy and a strong country. That's why he's working so hard to improve our schools.

You are receiving this email because you have told the campaign you also work in education.

Today, I'm proud to invite you to join me as a member of Educators for Obama, a new group of supporters dedicated to re-electing the President, who was once a college professor himself. 

President Obama has made education a priority. He is giving states the flexibility they need to strengthen their schools and end the practice of teaching to the test. When states were cutting their budgets and laying off teachers, he took action to keep more than 400,000 educators in the classrooms where they were needed. He's proposed competitive funding to make sure teachers and educators like us get the respect we deserve. And he's made federal student loan payments more affordable by ensuring public school teachers who make their payments on time will have their remaining debt forgiven after 10 years. 

Our students deserve a president who is committed to their education -- and to the teachers who help them succeed.

As a member of Educators for Obama, you'll be kept in the loop about important news and events. We'll also provide you with the resources you need to organize your friends and colleagues in support of the President.

So join teachers, principals, educational professionals, and me, and stand with President Obama this November: