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2018年中期选举对教育未来的影响

The outcome of this year's midterm election has led to a significant change in the political landscape. 1月, 20个州将有一个新的 , 包括阿拉斯加, 加州, 科罗拉多州, 康涅狄格, 佛罗里达, 乔治亚州, 爱达荷州, 伊利诺斯州, 堪萨斯, 缅因州, 密歇根, 明尼苏达州, 内华达, 新墨西哥, 俄亥俄州, 俄克拉何马州, 南达科塔州, 田纳西州, 威斯康辛州, 和怀俄明州. 同时控制美国.S. 美国众议院已经改变了立场.S. 参议院多数席位将保持不变,但会有所扩大.  类似的控制权转移在五个州的议会中也很明显, 根据全国州议会会议. Additionally, we are also likely to see turnover in a host of local school boards around the country. According to an  177 current teachers ran for 状态 legislative seats across the country this year. 在这些教师候选人中,有42人在周二的大选中获胜. 考虑到政治领导层的变化, 教育政策会有什么大的变化呢, 政治和资金?

While education was an important topic for gubernatorial candidates but not a top issue for many voters nationwide in November, 中期选举可能对教育产生重要影响. 以下是2019年联邦政府需要关注的几个关键教育话题, 状态, 和地方级别:  

公共教育 & 老师  

因为一些有教育背景的州议员即将就职, 很明显,教师对选民很重要. 然而,尚待了解的是到底有多少. 在支持教育的候选人被淘汰的州,矛盾显而易见. 人们似乎很关心老师, 但它往往不把投票行动转移到对重要议题的支持上, 比如教师工资. 整体, 选民对公共教育的期望和期望似乎缺乏一致性, according to Education Week and The George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. 随着更多的教育工作者上任,教育支出方面的变化可能即将出现.  

2021欧洲杯下注改革的努力  

2021欧洲杯下注改革的重点已经转移, 根据美国企业研究所(AEI)对候选网站的分析,. 测试语调的变化, 问责制, 特许2021欧洲杯下注, 教师评价的重要性也在缩小, 根据AEI. 而不是, 阀杆, 职业与技术教育, 扩大儿童早期教育, 社会和情感学习, 2021欧洲杯下注安全, 教育资金是州和地方各级K-12教育的重点.        

每个学生都成功的行为(艾萨)  

One consequence of the midterm elections may include major changes in 状态 Every Student Succeeds Act (艾萨) plans as federal guidance may be requested. Several amendments may be filed at the beginning of the new governor's terms that will allow 状态s time to make revisions to their plan, 考虑到新当选的州官员和领导人的数量,许多人实际上可能会这么做. 艾萨将在2019年重新获得授权, 但国会不太可能接受它, 因为还有很多其他的优先事项, 包括达成重大预算协议的必要性. 事实上, one of the more damaging issues in the upcoming fiscal year could be a cut in federal education spending. 如果国会不能达成预算协议, 根据《预算控制法案》,自动削减开支, 这将导致联邦教育项目削减550亿美元. 不用说,新的分权国会在这个问题上有很多工作要做.  

心理健康 & 2021欧洲杯下注安全  

Voters and candidates made it clear that health care was a pressing issue leading up to the midterm election. 与此同时,精神卫生改革也取得了很大进展, the midterms presented another opportunity to continue the momentum by election of mental health champions into office. 今年中期选举的一个优势是非营利性组织的持续努力, nonpartisan organizations to raise policymakers' and candidates' awareness of mental health issues. More people than ever before are connecting their mental health to their overall health and well-being. 因此, the debate during the campaign for many legislators shifted to preserving gains of the Affordable Care Act. The President and the new Congress will have an opportunity to continue advancing the mental health agenda to make a real difference in the lives of millions of people who suffer daily with mental health conditions.  

帕克兰的马乔里·斯通曼·道格拉斯高中最近发生的事件影响到了学生, 佛罗里达和休斯顿的圣达菲高中, 德州, 关于2021欧洲杯下注安全的话题, 以及心理健康, 一直处于许多人思想的前沿,而且太重要而不能忽视. 而候选人在支持或反对枪支管制方面各不相同, 许多拥有强大枪支游说团体支持的候选人获胜. 尽管这一结果, we are likely to continue seeing increased financial investment in safety and security measures at schools in local education agencies across the nation.  

总之,教育是州长竞选中的一个关键问题. 尽管支持教育的候选人的投票结果不理想, 对教育的关注迫使所有候选人在这个问题上展开竞争. 教育工作者 ran for 状态 legislative and federal congressional seats in historic numbers and saw victories in several 状态s. 国会优先考虑教育问题, 立法和监督现任政府的教育议程, 考虑到最近美国控制权的变化,将产生重大影响.S. 据美国进步中心报道. 因此, school psychologists should continue advocacy activities through the holiday season in an effort to garner support for key legislative priorities identified by NASP or your 状态 school psychology association.    

December is a great time to introduce yourself to new 状态 and local politicians and leaders and share the role of school psychologists in your 状态 and local community. Below is a list of suggested activities to engage and forge relationships with your 状态 and local leaders during the holiday season and beyond:  

  1. 用明信片发送一条简短的假日信息, 信, 电子邮件, or phone call to new and returning 状态 and local leaders thanking them in advance for their dedication and support of 孩子们的心理健康, 2021欧洲杯下注安全,或其他由国家心理治疗计划或你的州立2021欧洲杯下注心理协会确定的关键政策优先事项.  Be sure to identify yourself as a school psychologist and provide a resource to assist in understanding the 2021欧洲杯下注心理学家的角色.  
  2. Find out if revisions are being made to your 状态's 艾萨 plan and request school psychologists be included with supporting resources about 艾萨 在NASP网站上. 让它成为一个运动,并让你的州协会参与所有2021欧洲杯下注心理学家在你的州.  人多力量大!  
  3. 赶在人群前面,约个时间打个电话, Skype, 或在一月份州和/或地方领导人上任后不久与他们面谈. Be sure to do your homework and find out any information about policies that are important to them. Plan to share your support of specific policies they already support or provide additional information about policies you want them to support. 请查阅NASP网站获取资源,并让一些同事加入您的行列. Don't forget to leave your business card and get the staffer's contact information so you can follow-up.  
  4. 在Facebook、Instagram或Twitter等社交媒体网站上关注州和地方领导人. 一定要分享关于这个职业的最新消息(例如.g.以及关于2021欧洲杯下注心理学家每天做的令人惊叹的工作的精彩故事.  
  5. Invite 状态 and local leaders to an event sponsored by your 状态 school psychology association or psychological services team or department. 这可以是一个会议, 专业学习活动, or any event that highlights school psychology and the important role school psychologists have as mental health service providers. Provide a certificate of appreciation or recognition if they are strong supporters of students' educational, 社会和情感, 行为和心理健康需求(如相关). This provides them an opportunity to learn more about the profession and shows how much school psychologists appreciate their support.  

 

额外的资源:  

2020年愿景:中期选举后的教育政策和政治:  

2021欧洲杯下注“改革”失去动力