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Education and Political Action


These workshops explore the relationships between politics and education and will help you become a more effective advocate for your profession and for quality schools.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Decisions Affecting Public Education: Who Decides? (1 to 2 hours)
Explains the links between the classroom, policy, and politics. We examine, with specific examples, how so many of the decisions that affect the classroom are political decisions. This workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to stay informed on current topics and to advocate on critical issues facing their profession. Contact Rob Jones, 1-800-552-9554.

The Local Association's Role in Winning Elections
Provides the knowledge and tools necessary to win elections. Can be adapted to school board, board of supervisors, House and Senate elections. The intended audiences are local Associations in targeted House and Senate districts and Associations preparing to face the challenges of upcoming local elections. Contact Rob Jones, 1-800-552-9554.

Pre-Legislative Workshops
A series of regional informational workshops are held in October and November and are designed to prepare members for lobbying General Assembly members. Contact Rob Jones, 1-800-552-9554.

Pre-Recommendation Workshops (2 hours)
These regional workshops are for local PAC chairs, local presidents, interview team members and UniServ staff. The purpose is to review any changes in the VEA Fund for Children and Public Education recommendation process, assign primary interview responsibilities to appropriate local PACs, disseminate voting record histories, review interview techniques, and review campaign strategies. Contact Rob Jones, 1-800-552-9554.

 


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