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How NCTE Takes Positions on Literacy Education Issues

NCTE's position statements and guidelines on literacy education issues are developed
  • by members (through resolutions voted on during the Annual Business Meeting),
  • by the NCTE Executive Committee (on topics often suggested by Council members), and
  • by NCTE's constituent groups

and have been used to influence policy at local and federal levels.

Have you ever wondered how NCTE's Legislative Platform is developed?  Watch the short video below and listen as Jennifer Ochoa, past chair of NCTE's Government Relations Subcommittee, describes the conversations with legislative staffs that lead to the writing of the document that NCTE and its members will use to guide their literacy education advocacy efforts.

See also "Inside NCTE Policy Work: Bringing Member Knowledge and Experience to Bear" by Barbara Cambridge, Director of NCTE's Washington, DC, Office.

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Posted By: Anonymous User on 3/27/2012 1:42:48 PM

I would look forward to assisting you with this important work should I be appointed to the Washington Teacher Ambassador Fellowship next year. As a long time active NCTE member and current state president, I hope you would assist me in achieving this goal in any way each of you can. Thanks! Kathy Nelson, Wisconsin

Posted By: Anonymous User on 1/11/2011 11:41:31 AM

As a second year Policy Advocate, this was very helpful in understanding both the process by which the platform is created and the context for my work as an advocate. I very much appreciate the role of consensus in the decision-making process throughout, until the final vote occurs.

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