@DanPriceSeattle: 2020: “wow – teachers really are the most under-appreciated profession. It’s such brutally hard work. And I heard they make $50k a year with a master’s degree. I’ll never take them for granted again.”2021: “wow – teachers want more pay? They’re glorified babysitters.”

Robert Reich (@asaguarocactus) / Twitter

@RoKhanna: My mom was a substitute teacher. She inspired me to become an educator.As we close out #TeacherAppreciationWeek, I’m sending gratitude to our teachers, especially those who have stepped up during this pandemic to educate our children. Thank you.

Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) / Twitter

@VP: My first-grade teacher, Mrs. Wilson, encouraged me when I was her student and years later cheered me on when I graduated from law school. This year and every year, we celebrate America’s teachers, who make a lifelong impact on America’s students. #NationalTeacherAppreciationDay

Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) / Twitter

@POTUS: Teachers are an extraordinary force for good in our nation — I’m lucky enough to be married to one and have seen firsthand how hard they work for their students. This year teachers have gone above and beyond to help children learn through the pandemic. So please, thank a teacher.

President Biden (@JoeBiden) / Twitter