Today's teachers educate tomorrow's leaders... and, frankly, everyone else too. Yet in too many states those who engaged in this noble profession rarely receive the respect they deserve and that goes for compensation too.

Kudos to General Motors! From now through Jan. 2, 2015, current employees of a public or private school, university or college are eligible to participate in the new GM Educator Discount program and receive a significant discount on the purchase or lease of a new 2015 or 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle.

“GM values the work our educators and support staff are doing across the county to create a strong, responsible workforce for the future,” said Linda Stouffer, manager, Vehicle Purchase Programs. “The GM Educator Discount is our way of showing our support and appreciation for everyone in the education community.”

The program’s Web site lists discounts from sticker prices such as $1,159.95 off the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 1LT, $2,173.24 off the 2014 Buick Enclave and $2,466.14 off the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500. Program discounts may be combined with other offers, such as bonus cash.

All 2015 and 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC models are eligible except the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and Spark EV..

For more information about the GM Educator Discount, please visit www.gmeducatordiscount.com.

Of course, there's some legal mumbo jumbo that has to be shared...Teachers employed by state or municipal governments may be subject to restrictions limiting their ability to participate in the program and the offer is void unless permitted by state and municipal laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, policies, codes of conduct and other directives or standards regarding ethics and gift acceptance by state and municipal employees. Those accepting this offer verify that it complies with all restrictions regarding ethics and applicable gift acceptance.

If you know a teacher please do them a favor and let them know about this deal.  They'll thank you for it!