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Resolution on Communicating English Language Arts Concerns to Public Officials

1992 NCTE Annual Business Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky

Background

NCTE members proposing this resolution noted increased interest among politicians in making improved education a national priority. They pointed out that English language arts is integral to the development of the literacy needed for survival of a free society, and that NCTE and its affiliates represent the largest number of subject matter educators in the United States. Be it therefore

Resolution

Resolved, that the National Council of Teachers of English communicate regularly to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Education, and other elected and appointed federal officials the crucial issues in English language arts education;

     that NCTE offer its services in addressing these issues; and

     that NCTE assist its state and local affiliate organizations in communicating their concerns regularly to state and local officials and in offering services to improve English language arts education at the state and local levels.

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