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NCTE Members Are the Best, Most Knowledgeable People to Speak Out about NCTE's Positions and How Those Positions Look in Practice! 

What's New . . . 

Finding Our Voice -- Speaking Out to Build Support for Our Work

The recording of the March 27 Web seminar is now available.

  • You might speak with legislators at the national, state, and local levels; the media; the public at local meetings and social events; and friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
  • Your ability to clearly explain why students should, for example, read a broad range of literature along with the nonfiction prescribed by the common core or why teachers should be evaluated by multiple factors and not just the high stakes test scores of their students articulates NCTE’s mission for members of the greater education world and for the public.
  • Your words even in a local paper will go to thousands of people -- tens of thousands in a large city, and millions if that paper is The New York Times.
  • Your words taken to heart by a legislator could make the difference in national programs or legislation.
  • You bring NCTE policies and positions to life when you share your knowledge and experience as an educator with the public.
  • Changing the conversation about literacy education so we can change education policy is our goal.


How You Can Take Action

2012 Literacy Education Advocacy Month

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2012 Literacy Education Advocacy Day
Make plans now to join NCTE on April 19, 2012, for Literacy Education Advocacy Day in Washington, DC!

Action Alerts
Urge your congressional representatives to support literacy education when NCTE issues an action alert.


What NCTE and Its Members Have Done

Read how NCTE is taking action to to influence policy and how you can be a part of NCTE's literacy education advocacy work.   



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