ERIC Number: ED123778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
How to Get Needed State and Federal Legislation Passed.
Buchmiller, Archie A.
If the educational community has been less influential than desired or needed in the past, it is now time for us to reappraise our behavior and take steps to become more influential in the state legislatures and the Congress of the United States. Today, in order to be heard, one must be a part of a more formal lobby effort. Lobbying can be characterized as multiple strategies from letter writing to newspaper ads to educational campaigns. Educators must justify the priorities and effectiveness of their current operations as well as encourage the enactment and financing of new legislation that will meet future needs and priorities. Political influencing is a long-range strategy. Suggestions are made of ways that school administrators, educators, and school board members can increase political effectiveness in gaining needed legislation. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (San Francisco, California, April 10-13, 1976)