"The budget bill signed by President Obama on March 2 represents a titanic shift in the nation's decades-long commitment to improving literacy," said Sharon J. Washington, NWP executive director. "In one fell swoop the federal government defunded our most important and effective writing, reading, and teacher improvement programs. This is bad for the country on so many levels." (from NWP's website)
Red River Valley Writing Project co-director Kelly Sassi and teacher consultants Karen Taylor and Alissa Helms are in Washington this moment, getting ready to talk with our legislators.