Every year, at the end of March, the National Writing Project meets in Washington to fight the good fight and make their case for continued funding for their 200+ sites.
Could this upcoming visit be our last?
As 350 NWP teachers sit together in the Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building on Thursday morning, everyone will be wondering that very question. Last year there was could over our future, given the administration’s focus on testing and charter schools, but there was still hope and we did succeed in winning our renewed funding. Now we are fighting from a losing position, already officially cut out of the last budget along with most literacy programs.
But we continue…
We are spending the end of March in DC with a small team of teachers from the Hudson Valley sharing our passionate stories of success as teachers of writing. We will meet with young aids from the offices of our senators and congressional representatives and hope that our voices will win over even those who want to cut first and reflect much later.
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