Right now, Congress is rewriting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Under ESEA, the focus has shifted from student learning towards testing, labeling, and punishing schools – with no significant closure of opportunity gaps.
That’s why we need your help right now.
Below are four quick and easy ways you can make your voice heard and help ensure that the reauthorization of ESEA includes time to learn and creates opportunity for all students, regardless of zip code.
Send an email to your elected officials telling them what you want to see in the reauthorization of ESEA.
Use our brand new tool to send a tweet to your Senators and Representative in the US Congress using the hashtags #opportunityforall and #timetolearn. You don’t even need to know your elected officials’ twitter handles. Simply tell us your zip code and we’ll provide you with one-click links to send out your tweets.
How have you seen high-stakes standardized tests affect your students or your own children? What can local, state and national policy makers do to help? Stories directly from the mouths of parents, students and educators are one of most effective ways for us to make our case to Congress.
Join the thousands of educators, students and parents who have already signed the petition to tell Congress ESEA reauthorization must include time to learn and opportunity for all students.