A teacher equipped with the right tools is the key to our students’ success
The American Teacher Initiative recruits and trains individuals to become teachers who will reintroduce America’s founding principles, responsibility and virtue to our classrooms.
Our teachers will help make our classrooms places where students grow academically, learn the principles of self-governance, and develop the virtues needed to sustain a free society.
When our Founding Fathers declared their intent to create a self-governing nation free to self-determination, they believed that the success of their new republic rested largely on the ability of educators to help develop thoughtful and virtuous people. In 1779, Congressman Samuel Adams wrote that “if virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.” He believed education would be a balance against power and wealth. To that end, Adams advocated for high quality, character-driven instruction that would help promote freedom and the general welfare of the nation across the country. He was one of many leaders who recognized the importance of educating the citizenry. While there is no federal mandate for public education in the Constitution, the value of a teacher who is able to educate students on our foundational principles is incalculable.
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