How do you feel about Common Core? Standardized tests? K-12 funding? These are just a few hot ticket items regarding education right now. It is easy to sit and watch the conversations happening in Des Moines or D.C., but how often do you hear experienced educators chipping in on major decisions about what is best for our schools? Maybe you voted based upon your best intentions for education, but I would argue that that isn’t enough. It is so important that we write, visit, and vocally support or disagree with our legislators so that we can continue to pursue greatness in education for the future. Afterall, if we expect students to use their voices for good we must model those actions as well. Get online, get to know the issues and your stance on them, get to know your legislators, write, Tweet, Facebook, email, call, lobby, and anything else you can. Your job is about more than what happens inside your school walls, and you’re responsible for more than just your students. Here’s a start, our President-Elect just chose the new Secretary of Education. You can read a little about Betsy DeVos’s stance on our education system and here plans here, here, and here. Do you agree? Disagree? What will you do with this information?
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