CURRENT ACTION ALERTS:
**Thanks to your efforts (10,000+ letters and phone calls and counting!), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is moving further through the process to becoming law with music recognized in draft federal legislation. Learn more about the latest action on the bill. (Read an analysis of the draft Senate bill.)**
- Join the broader minded campaign to urge Congress to ensure support for music education in the 2015 ESEA reauthorization. Send a letter and/or call your legislator today!
- COLLEGIATES! Your voice is needed now more than ever with proposed education cuts in the federal budget proposal for FY16. Learn why you should attend the 2015 Collegiate Advocacy Summit.
- Learn how NAfME is standing up for teachers on Capitol Hill during the ESEA debates, and ADD YOUR VOICE by sending your representative and senators a letter!
Grassroots Advocacy Resources
- Connecting with Legislators
- Key Federal Education Members
- Public Relations 101
- Quick review of How a Bill Becomes a Law
- Concert Program Advocacy Inserts for Teachers:
- Broader MindedTM color and black/white
- Spanish Language inserts in color and black/white
- Music In Our Schools Month® version also available
In school districts nationwide, music education programs are being reduced or eliminated altogether.
At the same time, we know that music education programs in schools offer a multitude of invaluable benefits for students ranging from collaboration and communication skills, creativity, self-expression, and leadership to improved academic outcomes.
Teaching music in classrooms is essential if we want to truly offer a world-class education to our students.
NAfME advocates at the national, state, and local levels to educate elected officials and other decision makers about the impact and importance of music education programs.
By working together, we are changing the national conversation about music’s role in delivering an outstanding education to all students.
We need your help to ensure access to music education for all students.
- Visit your advocacy learning community
- Get resources to help you advocate for music
- Read NAfME’s Position Statements
- Contact your State MEA team
- Contact your NAfME Advocacy team
- Check out the Music Education Policy Roundtable