President Obama Honors Teachers at the White House

The president held a ceremony for the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, along with statewide Teacher of the Year winners.
1:49 | 05/03/16

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For seven years most of the White House whip America's finest public servants and private sector innovators and best advocates best athletes that's artists. And I can tell you there there are few moments that make me proud of the miss of them when I stand alongside. Our nation's best educators. It's a good day. When all of you guys here in Washington. To say thank you for the extraordinary work that teachers do all across the country. It's also I guess a pretty good day for substitutions government. Luckily I hope you do that. If a school that. But the main reason teachers do what vigorous because. They love kids. There are markets. And yes we should. Pay teachers more because. What they do is invaluable and essential. And the teachers here though we'll tell you that. What would be most helpful in addition to us. A little financial relief would be people understanding. How important work you do us.

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