Advocacy re: Federal Teacher Preparation Program Regulations

IACTE Colleagues -

 

YOU make a difference in your federal advocacy efforts!  Please see the note below from Deb Koolbeck at AACTE.  Our advocacy has made a difference in the House and now on to the Senate!  Please take a moment to send a note to our Indiana senators, Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, using the link below.  It takes just minutes!

 

Your Advocacy Is Paying Off – But Don’t Stop Now!

By Deborah Koolbeck, Director, Government Relations, AACTE

 

Thank you for your continued energy and efforts in advocating for the profession on the federal teacher preparation program regulations. With both Congress and the Executive Branch now under Republican control, there is a chance to have these regulations rescinded via the Congressional Review Act (CRA). In fact, this process has already begun (see the recording of this week’s Federal Update webinar for details).

On February 7, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240-181 to rescind the teacher preparation regulations by passing House Joint Resolution 58, introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY). Now all attention turns the Senate to act and send this CRA resolution to the president for his signature.

Your advocacy has been making a difference – but it’s still needed. AACTE’s Action Alert on this issue already has generated important advocacy in favor of using the CRA to rescind the teacher preparation regulations. Since early January, 96 Senate offices have been contacted through the system, which is an excellent start! But four offices have not received any messages, and 44 of the 96 offices contacted have received 10 or fewer e-mails from constituents. Numbers count, and your senators need to hear from you!

Remember, the AACTE Action Alerts are open to anyone, and engaging in the campaign is an easy two-click process. Students, PK-12 partners, colleagues, staff, friends, and family can engage. Please share the link far and wide, via Twitter and e-mail: http://bit.ly/AACTERegsAlertOne

 

Thank you -

 

Jill

IACTE Executive Secretary