NCTE's 2012 Literacy Education Advocacy Day Is Thursday, April 19
Make plans now to join members of NCTE, including members of the Council's Executive Committee, on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 19, 2012, for Literacy Education Advocacy Day.
In addition to learning the latest about literacy education issues at the federal level, you'll have the opportunity to meet with legislators and their staff members and to share your personal stories and experiences from your classroom with them.
Information about the 2012 Day will be posted as soon as it becomes available; to read about the 2011 Day, please see below.
But I Don't Know Anything about Advocacy: See the recording of our "Advocacy for Everyday Teachers" online session where Susan Houser, Clarissa West-White, Shelbie Witte, and Millie Davis tells us how easy it is to advocate for literacy education! Make sure to check your computer by following all three steps before clicking on the session.
Go Out, Get Involved, and Make a Difference
Are you actively involved in the decision making that affects your work in the field of education? Do you have a strong opinion on what changes should be made? Do you wish our government would make a legislative change that would directly affect you and your students? You can do something about this and let your voice be heard! Read this inspiring article by Janice Suppa-Friedman about the Virginia Association of Teachers of English's commitment to literacy education and involvement with the NCTE Literacy Education Advocacy Day.
(Above, Janice Suppa-Friedman, NCTE Liaison, Congressperson Tom Perriello, Representative 5th District, and Adria Merritt, VATE President-Elect, meet in the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill, April 22, 2010)