The RAISE Act, although ornamented by a seemingly positive title, is deceptive in nature and unfair to educators in Alabama. If this is passed, teachers, administrators, and every other professional within the confines of the educational process will have their futures drastically and negatively altered. Under the RAISE Act, which is being proposed by Del Marsh, teachers will be monetarily bullied into adopting a career path that will be plagued by subjective surveys from students and parents, observations by non-educators (creating more ways to waste money that should be utilized to helping the students), and the pressure that comes with not having job security (tenure). If teachers choose to keep their tenure, they will no longer be given raises from experience or obtaining advanced degrees. This laughable proposal by Marsh will result in teachers teaching to the test, treating kids unfairly in order to increase the salary-determining scores, and quitting because of the ridiculous aspects being presented. If you want more information, look up this monstrosity of a proposal. Help us help our students by signing this petition, which will frequently be emailed to the state legislature. Also, email, call, and write the senate to tell them how you feel about this!