Write them a personal letter of the great things going on.
Have you ever thought, "If my representatives in Congress spent just one day in my shoes, they would understand better what they can do to help America’s students – and where federal laws and regulations hamper rather than help?”
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Here's your chance to tell them what they would see in your classroom or school, and how they can help your students succeed. Congress is getting ready to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Act, known as NCLB, so your input is timely. (NEA info)
Public Schools are under attack. The goal seems to be to drain all our resources until there are none. The devastating letters written to parents from "Schools In Need of Improvement " caused another "bright flight". The suggestion that schools in Iowa can survive with a 0% allowable growth for 2 years is appalling.
Nancy Porter, after attending a public forum for our Iowa Legislators reflects on actions we need to take to keep our schools in their deserving position.