Welcome to the Advocacy Page! We are going to post our work with other organizations that advocate for quality literacy instruction in KY and the nation.
- As announced at the Annual Conference in February 2020, KCTE has revised the Diversity Statement. It was long overdue. Thank you to our Diversity Chairperson, Kennita Ballard for spearheading this effort and presenting it at the conference. Please contact her if there are suggested revisions or concerns. You can view the statement here.
- KCTE/LA in conjunction with the KY Council of Teachers of Social Studies developed a letter in response to the Proposed Graduation Requirement Changes. You can read the letter here: KCTELA Graduation Requirements Statement (1)
NCTE has released a position statement on the potential appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Please feel free to use it when contacting legislators. Here is the letter.
Here is a message from Susan Houser, NCTE President:
We have worked with the KY Reading Association to send out a survey to members about literacy issues that matter most, and we are beginning to develop committees to dive deeper into Senate Bill 1 as it applies to ELA teachers and students in KY schools. Stay tuned!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SJnPN2Z4eqWnNNZHg2Q09ic0E/view?usp=sharing – Final Draft of the survey results
Letter to Legislators
NCTE is working with us to connect with KY legislators. In the meantime, they are hosting an advocacy day in Washington, D.C. this year the day before our Annual Conference! We will be sending our own letters to Frankfort on this day and making phone calls. For more info on this event, see below:
Join us for Literacy Education Advocacy Day
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Your voice will make a difference!
We know it’s a lot to ask, but we would love for all of you to join us in Washington, DC, for NCTE’s Literacy Education Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 25.
We’re working to set up group meetings with members of the Senate Health, Education, and Labor (HELP) Committee, and we know that congressional staff are more receptive when constituents attend these meetings. If you live in these states — AK, CT, CO, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY — please consider coming to Advocacy Day.
We also encourage our local membership from DC and VA to join us. However, the invitation is open to anyone — no matter where you live — and we are happy to help you set up a meeting with your representative. Both K-12 and higher education issues will be addressed. We want and need your voice to make a difference.