Legislators as Educators - October 1 - 31, 2017
How many times have you said to yourself, peers or administrators, “I wish legislators could see the impact of their decisions on our students”?
Whether it be increasing class sizes, changing diversity and needs of students, continual budget cuts, decreasing personnel or hours/days/weeks of standardized testing, we all struggle to personalize and maximize each student’s educational experience with the mandates legislated upon us. If only legislators could spend one day in my shoes…
Central OEA/NEA has developed a toolkit enabling associations to easily invite local, state, and national officials to spend a day as an educator. The toolkit provides all of the information associations will need to successfully invite and host elected officials to spend the day in a classroom or multiple classrooms: a staff recruitment memo, a tip sheet for cooperating teachers, forms for invitations/press releases/thank you letters and a checklist to ensure a day of success.
We are intentionally offering a wide window (any day in October) to allow districts to determine the best date to facilitate the Legislators as Educators event. You can download the toolkit here.
If you have questions please contact your Political Action Coordinator and they will be more than happy to assist you.