Justin McNellage is a native of Mobile who is now in his third year of teaching at Saraland high school. Like the majority of educators across the state, he is upset about the RAISE Act that has been proposed by senate president pro tem, Del Marsh.
“I’ve talked to young teachers like myself, as well as veteran ones, no one is in favor of this legislation. It just makes no sense,” says Justin. He is also concerned about the message it sends to those who are thinking about choosing education as a profession.
But instead of just stewing about the matter, Justin started an on-line petition drive so that others can express their concern. Once he has a sizeable number of signees, he plans to call and email his local legislators and let them know what is going on.
Here is his petition. Take a moment and add your name to send a message to Montgomery that public education in Alabama should be run by professional educators–not professional politicians.