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AACTE’s advocacy mission is more important than ever. That’s why we are asking you to amplify our messages urging lawmakers to support policies that help ensure our nation’s students receive a high-quality education taught by a qualified and diverse teacher workforce.
Below is a list of Action Alerts on current legislation important to the profession as well as letters to engage in advocacy campaigns with elected officials on these issues. To participate, simply fill out the form(s) below and submit. A letter will then be sent to your representative and both senators.
Rep. Federica Wilson (FL-24) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently introduced legislation (H.R.882/S.766) to address this challenge and attract more individuals to the profession. Among other things, the legislation would increase federal investments in public schools and in supporting the teaching profession and require States to establish a “minimum salary for teachers” that must be at least $60,000 and to pay teachers a livable and competitive annual salary that is at least and commensurate with similarly college-educated and experienced professionals and increases throughout a teacher’s career.
Urge your members of Congress to support this critical legislation today!