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Literacy Education Advocacy

2017 NCTE Advocacy Day - Previous Revision

Write, Phone, or Tweet for Literacy Education
Take Action!In 3 minutes, right from your smart phone or your desktop, you can make a difference. Contact your legislator now through February 28 so that issues important to NCTE members are on the minds of legislators when NCTE advocates for literacy education on Thursday, February 27, in Washington, DC. Share your expertise as an educator and your experience in the classroom and ask your legislators to

  • support professional learning defined as teacher collaboration,
  • rely on and support the professional expertise of teachers, and
  • recommend that evaluation of institutions of higher education be based on multiple factors and with multiple kinds of evidence.

See also NCTE's 2014 Education Policy Platform, recommendations to policymakers, and additional ideas for advocating for literacy education, students, and teachers that you can use during Literacy Education Advocacy Month in March and all year long!


What Happens on NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day?
NCTE members and officers meet education policymakers, take NCTE messages to legislative offices, and gain in-depth insights about key policy questions. See

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Please tell us what you've done to advocate for literacy education by completing this short survey.


If You Can't Make It to DC to Attend Advocacy Day,
See These Ideas for Doing Advocacy Right at Home!



But I Don't Know Anything about Advocacy!
View the recording of "Finding Our Voice -- Speaking Out to Build Support for Our Work," an online session with Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross, and our "Advocacy for Everyday Teachers" video where Susan Houser, Clarissa West-White, Shelbie Witte, and Millie Davis tells us how easy it is to advocate for literacy education!



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