Education Policy and Activism in the Accountability Era

Saturday, January 29, 2022
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


This session will address how music teachers and other public education advocates and supporters can influence the education policy arena. Possible topics will include: Schools of choice, Public schools vs. Charter schools, Vouchers/Tax credits, Privatization of public education, Teachers unions, Teacher evaluation, Standardized testing, Teacher shortage.

Learning Objective 1
Participants will come away with a better awareness and understanding of issues and policies impacting their students, jobs, schools, and music programs.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will learn new techniques and strategies for becoming active in policy work in their schools and beyond.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will be encouraged to become more actively engaged in policy work that can improve their working conditions, which become their students' learning conditions.
Target Audiences
Choral, Elementary, Strings, Band, Technology, General Education
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH, High School, Collegiate, Administrator, Retired
Session Type