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In early March, ASCD Executive Director and CEO Deb Delisle sent an e-mail to ASCD members outlining the organization’s commitment to education advocacy during this crucial time in education. In "ASCD Fights for You," Delisle explained that she is "keenly aware of how much of the conversation is spent wondering how education may change and, most important, what effect adjusted policies or funding streams will have on each of our roles and our students’ lives." Now is the time, she insisted, that educators "move beyond just conversations to stand up, engage, and make our voices heard for what is right—and what is best for students."
For nearly 75 years, ASCD has been committed to standing up for educators, speaking out on issues of censorship, race, and human rights. We will continue our efforts through our programs, events, and outreach. But it’s just as important that you get involved, as well.
"Advocacy should and must remain an essential part of who we are and what we do. Indeed, it is one of the best ways to achieve lasting improvements in our schools and communities," said Delisle.
In January, we released our 2017 Legislative Agenda, which outlines the association’s public policy priorities, focused on ensuring equity, promoting excellence, and supporting educators. Take time to get informed, then find time to get involved and make a difference. "Together," Delisle promised, "we’ll keep fighting for education and kids."
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