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Literacy Education Advocacy

Advocacy You Can Do at Home - Previous Revision

March and April are Literacy Education Advocacy Months. Choose an activity or two from our list below to do to help support literacy education.

1 minute      5-10 minutes       15 minutes       30 minutes       45 minutes       1-2 hours


1 minute

Share this list of Literacy Education Advocacy Activites or NCTE's 2011 Education Policy Platform (2012 Platform to come in early March) with a colleague

Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

Tweet to Congress or write a Facebook entry about the need for public support for literacy education


5-10 minutes

Look up all of your elected officials (local to national) on

Register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

Read NCTE's 2012 Education Policy Platform 

Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home Feb. 20-24, Mar. 12-16 (House only), or Apr. 2-13 for spring recess

Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home Feb. 20-24, Mar. 12-16 (House only), or Apr. 2-13 for spring recess

Read Clarissa West-White's article on starting a statewide advocacy day


15 minutes

Learn how NCTE takes positions on literacy education issues Literacy Education Advocacy Day

If you attended Advocacy Day, please send NCTE your report

Post a 3-5 minute video on YouTube about evaluating teachers on more than test scores or that describes how you've made your viewpoint about literacy education in public


30 minutes

Post something in the Connected Community about your students and teaching and how they connect to an education issue represented in the platform in the news today


45 minutes

Watch  NCTE's "Advocacy for the Everyday Teacher" video


1-2 hours

Write a letter to your local newspaper supporting the teachers in your local schools.

Speak about education at the Rotary Club or another service organization in your community

Teach a lesson about writing letters to policymakers, from principals to legislators

Talk with your family about how each member can influence your School Board

Attend Advocacy Day

Organize a Statewide Advocacy Day


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