Position Statements

To sus­tain a vis­i­ble, proac­tive voice in edu­ca­tion, Wis­con­sin ASCD stud­ies cur­rent issues that affect edu­ca­tion in Wis­con­sin. The Influ­ence Com­mit­tee selects spe­cific issues for asso­ci­a­tion direc­tion and action. The Com­mit­tee for­mu­lates posi­tion state­ments which are research-​based, com­pat­i­ble with the mis­sion, vision and beliefs of ASCD and WASCD, and are approved by the Wis­con­sin ASCD Board of Direc­tors. Cur­rent posi­tions are shared with mem­bers through the WASCD web­site and pub­li­ca­tions (High­lighter and eBriefs).

Mem­bers of Wis­con­sin ASCD use these posi­tion state­ments with state and fed­eral leg­is­la­tors to inform leg­isla­tive issues. They are also intended for use in school dis­tricts to inform par­ents, school boards and staff about impor­tant leg­isla­tive issues that affect Wis­con­sin schools and educators.

At times, the Com­mit­tee decides to alert WASCD mem­bers about oppor­tu­ni­ties to influ­ence leg­is­la­tion by con­tact­ing their leg­is­la­tors. Usu­ally these alerts come in the form of an eBrief or spe­cial e-​mail notice. Other than a meet­ing or phone call, the next most effec­tive way to influ­ence leg­is­la­tion is through an e-​mail to your leg­is­la­tors. Use the Locate Your Legislators tool to find their e-​mail addresses and let them know your concerns.

To stay informed on national issues, join ASCD's Educator Advocates to receive a weekly e-​mail about what is hap­pen­ing in Wash­ing­ton DC and around the coun­try. Their weekly e-​mail is another free resource from ASCD that you can use in your own organization.

Global Education Certification (July 2013)

State Flexibility Waivers (February 2013)

Transforming Education in Wisconsin (April 2011)

Common Core State Standards

High School Reform

AB 446 (Fall 2021)