ASCD's New Legislative Agenda
ASCD has identified equity and professional development (PD) as the issues it will focus its advocacy efforts on, as outlined in its 2019 Legislative Agenda.
What it means: ASCD will continue to advance equity and a whole child approach to education by recommending more funding for Title I and IDEA, preserving federal PD funding (Title II), and broader accountability measures for whole child success and well-being.
Why it matters: ASCD will speak out for its members’ interests as the Trump Administration continues to try to eliminate funding for PD and well-rounded learning (Title IV). And for the first time, the Legislative Agenda does not just make recommendations for policymakers, but specifically calls on educators to advocate more actively for students, themselves, and their profession. See the full Legislative Agenda here (PDF).