DC!: 29/31 SOLC

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.

Send us your most positive vibes!


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11 thoughts on “DC!: 29/31 SOLC

  1. Positive vibes coming your way!

  2. thanks Juliann

  3. jee young

    Wow, that great that teachers are gathering together to fight to keep the writing project. I think that if they see and hear your passion for teaching writing, it will be hard to not convince them!! Sending positive thoughts your way!!

  4. thanks Jee. This is our annual way to keep the funding coming but with the last election we did hit a massive roadblock.

  5. Positive vibes and heartfelt thanks…I’ll be thinking of all of you fighting the good fight.
    P.S. Sunday is fine – ten-ish???

  6. Good luck…too bad some of our politicians have lost their way.

  7. I am hoping for positive results & will be checking the news. Best of my wishes to you & your colleagues. And thanks for doing this for all of us!

  8. It saddens me that they cut programs that were working and making a difference. Right now my mind wants to believe its a conspiracy – I are so many people angry with education. We are not the problem.

    I’m sending good vibes your way.

  9. Christy

    I believe in the power of voices like yours. Let them be heard!

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