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. Click here to download and print the *NEW FOR 2017* guide. In addition, you can view the PTA Advocacy 101 webinar to learn about the National PTA, their policy agenda, and how to advocate for all children.
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 more than 40 newspapers published daily in North Carolina. And there are another 170 weekly publications that will take your letters.
To make it easy for you, we’ve created lists—sorted by county—so you can easily locate your local newspapers.