Join AACTE’s Movement: 75 Days | 75 Ways to Advocate for Education
With the onset of a new academic year, AACTE is optimistic about the future of the profession as there has been positive movement in policies and legislation that addresses the challenges educators and educator preparation programs face. However, to maintain forward momentum, we must continue to advocate at the local, state, and federal levels.
As an education leader, your voice matters. That’s why I am asking you to participate in AACTE’s 75 Days | 75 Ways to Advocate for Education campaign. Developed to mark AACTE’s 75th anniversary, the movement centers around raising national awareness of ways to advocate for change that ensures every student has a highly trained and qualified teacher in their classroom and equitable education is available for all learners.
What we need from you is a quick tip — either written or in the form of a short video — that will inspire others to act. Subjects can vary from ensuring all students receive a high-quality education; diversity, inclusion, and equity in the teacher workforce; funding; teacher salaries; etc. — whatever you are passionate about. We want 75 Days | 75 Ways to provide real-world actions that enable everyone to help move our nation’s education system forward.
Beginning December 12 and ending 75 days later at the commencement of the Annual Meeting on February 24, 2023, AACTE will promote a “way” each day for educators, policymakers, and the general public to play an active role in bringing about positive change.
While media coverage of the state of education has shone a light on critical issues such as teacher shortages, unqualified educators in the classroom, and enrollment and funding issues, it has failed to address how individuals can impact these issues through advocacy.
Through advocacy, we can create a collective voice for change and navigate the path to continuous improvement.
President and CEO, AACTE