Points that can be included in e-mail to legislators:
Teachers care about what is in the best interests of students and what helps students.
HSTA believes quality student instructional time requires preparation, delivery, and assessment that is focused and meaningful to achieve quality student learning and growth. Further, HSTA believes that quality instruction requires adequate time for teachers to plan, articulate, and collaborate. As a result, planning and preparation should be embedded in the school day.
Studies show that a simple “one size fits all” allocation of time will not result in mastery learning for most students. Teachers place a value on the process of allowing time to carefully plan lessons, provide quality-teaching time, and time to assess learning.
The legislature must fully fund new school initiatives so students, teachers, and schools can be successful.