MIDTESOL advocacy goal statement:
The mission of Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is to strengthen the effective teaching of English in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to people whose native language is a language other than English while respecting their individual language rights.
In order to achieve this mission, our organization works to educate community member s and policy makers on how decisions affect English language learners and their educators. This education can come in many forms, including:
- visiting elected officials to share the impact of policies on students and educators
- sharing statistics, research, and other information via social media, in-person, email, or other platforms
- inviting elected officials to visit schools and programs to see the impacts of policies, first-hand
- emailing, calling, or otherwise contacting elected officials to share the impact of policies on students and educators
MIDTESOL will not initiate a call for action on introduced legislation or a pending regulation, nor will MIDTESOL ask or expect members or legislators to vote for or against, or amend, introduced legislation.
- Colorin’ Colorado’s Advocacy Page
- SCCOE Advocacy Ideas document
- Overview of Legislative Process
- TESOL Advocacy Resources
How to Take Action
- Find and contact your U.S. Congressional Representatives.
- Find and contact your federal, state, and local elected officials.
- Attend MIDTESOL Conference to meet and collaborate with other professionals.
- Like and share MIDTESOL social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
- Identify misconceptions in your schools/community and share nuanced/accurate information from reputable sources
- Attend TESOL Advocacy Summits and trainings