Girl: When I grow up...I want to be a veterinarian.
Boy: The Internet is so cool...I want to design websites.
Girl #2: When I grow up...I want to own my own restaurant. And only serve things I like to eat!
Teacher: Being a first grade teacher is more than just a job. It’s about witnessing that moment when a child -- for the very first time – understands they CAN GROW up to be anything they want.
Teacher #2: That moment when you see the little light in a child's eyes that says, "Oh, YEAH. NOW I get it."
Teacher #3: And you know that moment isn't just coming from a textbook or a test score -- but from the care and attention every child deserves.
Teacher #1: And quality schools do more than give kids a chance to dream…
Teacher #3(cutting in):…they’re really the HEART of our neighborhoods.
Teacher #2: Public schools aren't just the best investment that we make in our children. They're the best investment that we can make in EVERYONE'S future.
David: This is David Sanchez, as a teacher -- and President of the California Teachers Association -- we've brought you this message because public education is essential to building stronger local communities -- and a better California for all of us.