New Toolkit for Learners

Posted by on August 30, 2002

The time for advocacy on behalf of students is now. And the voice needed is yours. You may already be involved in efforts to change policies, programs, and perceptions to benefit learners. Such involvement is crucial for educators today, for when we do not create effective channels of communication with legislators, the media, and community members, others define the policy agenda. The consequences of such ill-informed efforts, even when well intentioned, can be devastating to children and learning. The stakes are simply too high for educators not to engage in advocacy efforts. This helpful toolkit offers tools including the basics for planning an advocacy campaign, tips for communicating with policymakers, and the nitty-gritty on communicating with the media.

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