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Take the Mic! Your Voice Matters in Education.

Center for Teaching Quality

Your Local School District

In her post "Nicholas's Mom Takes the Mic," CTQ teacherpreneur Julie Hiltz shares her experience with speaking out about the Common Core Standards. Describing the atmosphere of her local school board meeting she states: "The mood of the auditorium was nervous excitement. Almost electric anticipation. It was the first of the three scheduled public hearings, so the gathered crowd was not sure what to expect. Reporters and YouTubers had their phones in striking distance, ready to record the next great viral video. And why not? It wasn’t entirely unlikely that the comments we were about to hear would lead to some unpleasant confrontations in the seats or hallways later. These days, it often seems as if those people who bother to care about an issue—any issue—care deeply, passionately, and loudly."

Click the link to read the rest of her story. Then discover what YOU have to share to influence education in your school district...and TAKE THE MIC!
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