Join NCTE in Celebrating Literacy Education Advocacy Month
during March and April
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. Register now!
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 Advocacy Day will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
(Curious, but want to learn more? Read about our previous events and learn more about visiting legislators in DC.)
You Can Make a Difference at Home!
Can't make it to DC for Literacy Day? No problem! There are many ways you can speak out for literacy education during Literacy Education Advocacy Month, including:
Tweet to Congress or write a Facebook entry about the need for public support for literacy education.
Write a letter to your local newspaper supporting the teachers in your schools.
Schedule a visit to your members of Congress when they're home for spring recess.
Speak about education at the Rotary Club or another service organization in your community.
See also our tips for visiting legislators while they're in their home offices.
But I Don't Know Anything about Advocacy!
View 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.