Advocacy Letters to Congress, the Administration, or other Leaders

AACTE has endorsed the following letters to Congress or the Administration to augment the voice of the educator preparation community on key issues or actions connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • AACTE Joins Call For Including Key Higher Education Elements Of The Build Back Better Agenda. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signs letter to Secretary of Education in support of debt relief for public service workers. Read the letter.

  • AACTE signs letter to Congress urging it to include in a budget reconciliation bill the $9 billion investment in a well-prepared, diverse, stable, and supported educator workforce outlined by the Biden-Harris administration. Read the letter.

  • AACTE signs letter to members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Safe Schools Improvement Act which will establish federal standards to protect every student from bullying and harassment in K-12 schools. Read the letter.

  • AACTE signs higher education association letter urging Congress to pass permanent protections for DACA recipients and all Dreamers. Read the letter.
  • AACTE supports statement pointing out the problems with the state imposed restrictions and limitations on fighting COVID in light of the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins others in the Civil Rights Community to Respond to Attacks on the Right of Students to Learn About Historical and Ongoing Racial Oppression in the United States.  Read the Letter.
  • AACTE signs letter supporting a bill by House Appropriations Committee that provides FY 2022 funding for the Departments of Labor, HHS and Education. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins with the National Coalition of Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services (NCPSSERS), to applaud the Biden Administration for these historic investments in public education. Read the letter.
  • AACTE Joins Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History. Read the letter.
  • AACTE supports submitted statement on Title IX Sexual Assault to the U.S. Department of Education. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins 48 organizations signed the community’s FY 2022 Appropriations letter. Read the letter.
  • AACTE supports GLSEN’s submitted comment on Title IX rules. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in call for the full inclusion of transgender students in educational opportunities, including extracurricular activities such as athletics. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins members of Advocates for Literacy, in a letter to the US Department of Education to urge the importance of leveraging funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to address the ongoing literacy crisis. Read the letter.
  • AACTE Supports Statement on Voting Rights by Higher Education Organizations. Read the letter.
  • AACTE supports letter to Secretary Cardona urging debt relief for millions of public service workers and student loan borrowers. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signs letter supporting the increase of funding for the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signs letter urging Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant. Read the Letter.
  • AACTE signs letter to urge Congress to double the funding for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to $260 million. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signs letter asking President Biden to highlight the critical role that learning in the STEM subjects plays in advancing our country’s technological leadership and economic future. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signs letter in support of The Dream Act to allow some undocumented young people, who have already invested in our country and in whom the country has already invested, to earn lawful permanent residence in the United States, and ultimately a path to full citizenship. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joined 109 organizations in a letter in support of the confirmation of Miguel Cardona to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signed a coalition letter expressing enthusiastic endorsement of the budget reconciliation language providing $350 billion in flexible aid for our states, cities, counties, tribes, and territories. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins a coalition of signers urging Congress to provide EIS supplemental funding in the next COVID relief package targeted to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins letter supporting school counselors during National School Counseling Week. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins ACE and other education coalition members in a letter to President Biden supporting his administration’s COVID-19 response efforts. Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins letter asking that Dreamers and International Students be made eligible for emergency student funds under HEERF II.  Read the letter.
  • AACTE joins Americans for Financial Reform and over 300 other advocacy associations in a letter to President-Elect Biden requesting that, on the first day of his administration, he issue an Executive Order canceling federal student debt. Read the letter.
  • AACTE signs letter to Congressional leadership expressing grave concerns about U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) being seated on the House Education and Labor Committee.  Read the Letter.
  • AACTE joins ACE and other education coalition members in a letter to President Biden supporting his administration’s COVID-19 response efforts.  Read the Letter.
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