Support Funding for School Leaders on June 14

June 14 is Title II Day of Action

Please Join AFSA, NAESP, NASSP, Learning Forward and ASCD for a National Day of Action

Join us to advocate for the policies that could significantly impact school leaders, principals, educators and the students they serve.

3 Simple Ways to Participate in Advocacy on June 14

1. Send a prewritten letter to Congress

Use our easy advocacy tool to send this pre-written letter to Congress about the importance of Title II, Part A of ESSA, which is critical to providing professional development for school leaders and educators.

2. Tweet #TitleIIA, #FundTitleIIA @[Senators and Reps]

Here are some sample tweets you can use:

  • #TitleIIA allows states and districts to improve teaching and school leadership through professional learning
  • #TitleIIA is critical for achieving the goals around equity and excellence in ESSA.
  • Fund #TitleIIA to support increased student achievement by promoting strategies to positively affect teacher and principal effectiveness.
  • Fund #TitleIIA, it is critical for school leaders and principals to do their jobs effectively, cuts threaten this ability
  • Millions of school leaders depend on #TitleIIA to improve schools and instruction in the classroom, fully #FundTitleIIA
  • #ESSA allows states to use 3% of #TitleIIA funds for PD for principals, cutting decreases the chances to seize this opportunity

3. Call your members in Congress!

Unsure who your Representative is? – Visit the Find Your Representative tool. Unsure what to say? – Here is a script you can use when speaking to staff member of the office.

  • I am a [insert title and organizational affiliation] and I am calling to urge Senator/Representative [insert name here] to restore cuts made to Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which provides principals, school leaders and all educators with specific professional development opportunities. It also provides critical funding to states for the purposes of preparing, training, recruiting, and retaining high-quality teachers, principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders.
  • I am extremely concerned about the deep cuts made to Title II, Part A and believe this will severely disrupt many states’ ESSA implementation plans, and hamper our efforts to increase student achievement.
  • Given the unique role that principals play in ensuring that our nation’s teachers are supported, and that our students have a high-quality learning experiences in order to be college and career ready, principals must be afforded the necessary opportunities for professional learning and growth as they work to improve teaching and learning in all schools.
  • I urge Senator/Representative [insert name] to restore Title II, Part A funding.