Advocate for our public schools!
YOU can be an advocate for public education! The information compiled in this packet is a guide to help you advocate for public education. You can find fast facts on teacher compensation and impacts of the state budget; helpful tips for communicating your views; and information on how to contact elected leaders. View and download our Advocacy Toolkit. In addition, you can visit the PTA Advocacy page for more resources.
Use our guide and watch the video below to learn fast facts about public Ed in North Carolina. The guide provides tips and information on contacting elected officials.
Write a Letter to the Editor
One effective way to keep an issue before your community is to write a letter to the editor (LTE) of your local newspaper or blog. You should also send copies of the letter to your elected officials. There are many newspapers published daily and weekly in North Carolina that will take your letters.
To make it easy for you, we’ve created lists in an Excel document to allow you to sort by a variety of variables to help you find your local newspapers. The media list spreadsheet has tabs for Daily Newspapers, Black and Latinx Media, College News, Radio/TV stations, News Services, Magazines, Selected National News, and Digital News.