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Local Policy

Teach Plus teachers advocate for changes to local policy through testimony, petitions, letters to legislators, and op-eds on key issues, and by holding events with district’s teachers and meetings with policymakers.

FIGHTING FOR BETTER SCHOOL FUNDING IN LOW-INCOME DISTRICTS

During the 2015-16 school year, Chicago and Memphis faced significant budget challenges. In the face of these challenges, Teach Plus teacher leaders in these cities stepped up to advocate for adequate funding for their schools. They mounted campaigns to educate and organize teachers in their districts and states, and ensure that their district budgets held no cuts detrimental to teachers and students. 

Read more about our teachers' advocacy in Chicago and Memphis