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The Unapologetic Advocate: Advocacy is Just a Click (or Two) Away

David Cutler
David Cutler

After a summer hiatus, which included a successful 2019 TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit, my annual Golden Girls marathon (180 episodes over 3 months, you do the math), and the departure of my boss and mentor John Segota, I’m back to … Continue reading

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The Civil Rights of English Learners

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Hello TESOL community! I’m Ayanna Cooper, a new blogger for TESOL International Association. Having served as the keynote for TESOL PreK–12 Day in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, earlier year, I know that the issue of assuring the civil rights of English … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Advocate: You’ve Got Mail

David Cutler
David Cutler

I was all set to do a full review of the classic 1998 rom-com You’ve Got Mail, starring Thomas J. Hanks and Meg Ryan, but then I thought to myself, “Everyone loves this movie already, does it really need a … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Advocate: The 2019 TESOL Advocacy Summit and Why You Need to Attend

David Cutler
David Cutler

With the weather getting warmer here in Washington, DC, I’m confident that two things must be right around the corner: my annual Golden Girls marathon, and the 2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit. As much as I may want to, … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Advocate in Atlanta

David Cutler
David Cutler

How time flies! It’s almost time for the 2019 TESOL Convention in Atlanta, Georgia! My fourth convention, I’m excited to once again present attendees with an update on U.S. federal policies impacting English learners and teachers on 13 March from … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Advocate: Know Your Roots

David Cutler
David Cutler

The word grassroots gets thrown around a lot these days. Whether speaking about advocacy or political campaigns, it’s important to know what grassroots means for TESOL advocates and how you can get involved at the local, state, and federal levels. … Continue reading

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Real Advice for Meeting With Your Members of Congress

David Cutler
David Cutler

Well, it’s almost here! No, not my annual Golden Girls marathon, but the first day of the 116th U.S. Congress. And with the new Congress comes an opportunity to meet some of the 435 people who work for you, 110 … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Advocate: Why We Advocate

David Cutler
David Cutler

This blog has been a long time coming. Truth be told, I put this off for a long time; not because I had no idea what I wanted to say, but because I didn’t know how to say it. I … Continue reading

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