The School Counselor’s Role in State Legislation and DEI Advocacy
Legislation affecting education is proposed each year at the state level. Now, more than ever, educators are seeing proposed state legislation across the country affecting diversity, equity and inclusion in our schools. School counselors are no strangers to advocating for all students within their local school buildings and district; however, advocacy for all students at the state level can be daunting. Learn why state-level advocacy is a part of the school counselors’ role and what diversity, equity and inclusion advocacy can look like at the state level.
After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Explain why school counselors should be involved with advocacy around diversity, equity and inclusion at the state level in relation to ASCA position statements and ethical standards
- Interpret proposed legislation affecting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in schools
- Identify language and messaging that works in advocacy efforts with state legislators
- Determine the stakeholders to collaborate and advocate with to address proposed legislation affecting diversity, equity, and inclusion
Laura Ross, School Counselor, Five Forks Middle School, Lawrenceville, Ga.