On Thursday, April 27, NCTE members will gather on Capitol Hill for the 2017 NCTE Advocacy Day. Whether you are in Washington, DC or your home district, you, too, can participate.
Join fellow NCTE members this Sunday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live webinar, Every Member an Advocate, to learn the following:
- NCTE’s Policy Recommendations for the 115th Congress;
- Advocacy Tips and Strategies;
- The political landscape and its impact on teachers and students;
- How you can take action.
Together, we will discuss key priorities in the US Congress and issues at home, where your attention, your expertise, and your unique perspective can make a critical difference. We will also share simple and concrete ways for you to engage in person, at home, and online in our policy agenda so that your experiences can influence policymakers and grow NCTE’s credible voice and visibility this year!
The webinar is FREE for NCTE members.
Although this event is free for members, you still need to register through the online store [click Add to Cart in the top-right corner]. You will receive a follow-up email Sunday afternoon with login information.
Why is your voice important now?
At the Federal level, President Trump has recommended that Congress eliminate critical (Title II) formula funds that flow annually to states in support of teacher professional development in schools and districts. If Congress adopts the President’s proposal, then that elimination of funding will compromise the recruitment, training, and ongoing professional learning for teachers where you live and work.
At the State level, your state is making decisions about ESSA implementation that will affect your classroom, such as:
- how much annual testing will factor into a school’s ranking/rating within the state accountability system;
- how to better measure and calculate English language proficiency; and
- where to target improvement funding so that schools and districts get much-needed financial and technical support.
At the Local level, your school board, state and federal legislative representatives, and others need to hear from you to help influence budgeting, new legislation, research, and to assure schools and districts provide equitable access to rich and compelling learning opportunities and transformative curricula for all students.
Teachers are a credible and integral resource and must influence these important decisions! We encourage you to join us Sunday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. to learn how.
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