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Letters and Testimony

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics occasionally comments on pending legislation or issues of importance to mathematics education in testimony or letters to Congress, elected officials, or other governmental or nongovernmental entities.

2012

September 10, 2012
NCTM letter to Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Mike Honda in support of the Educator Preparation Reform Act.

2011

June 20, 2011
STEM Education Coalition letter on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

2010

May 7, 2010
NCTM comments on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

March 26, 2010
STEM Education Coalition letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 

March 26, 2010
NCTM comments on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

2009

November 20, 2009
STEM Coalition Letter to President Obama on National Lab Day 

February 10, 2009
STEM Coalition letter to Leadership about Stimulus Recovery-Package

January 15, 2009
NCTM welcome letter to members of Congress

January 7, 2009
Joint letter of support to Secretary of Education Nominee Arne Duncan

2008

December 3, 2008
NCTM Letter to Presidential Education Transitition Team

October 9, 2008
STEM Coalition recommendations for the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Directorate

October 8, 2008
NCTM letter in support of Higher Education Act provisions

September 5, 2008
STEM Coalition Thank you letter for HEA reauthorization

August 26, 2008
NCTM letter to Presidential candidate Obama 

August 26, 2008
NCTM letter to Presidential candidate McCain

July 31, 2008
NCTM letter in support of Higher Education Act reauthorization

May 21, 2008
NCTM Past President Francis (Skip) Fennell's testimony to the Committee on Labor and Education: Addressing The National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report's “Foundations for Success” 

April 21, 2008
Joint letter of support for Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Act of 2008

April 15, 2008
STEM Education Coalition letter in support of National Science Foundation funding in FY 2009

April 15, 2008
STEM Education Coalition letter in support of Math Science Partnerships and Math Now

April 15, 2008
STEM Education Coalition letter supporting funding for NSF EHR directorate in FY 2009 budget

April 2, 2008
Letter requesting appropriation of funding for Math Now

 

2007 

November 9, 2007
STEM Coalition letter to Hons. Hinojosa, Keller, McKeon, and Miller about reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

October 23, 2007
Letter to Hons. Miller and McKeon commenting on their work to address the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 

October 10, 2007
NCTM President Francis (Skip) Fennell's testimony to the Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee: Addressing the Critical Needs of the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education System

September 12, 2007
Letter to Chairman Steven C. Beering supporting the National Science Board’s report, “A National Action Plan for Addressing the Critical Needs of the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education System”

September 5, 2007
Letter to Hons. Miller and McKeon supporting the proposed draft of their reauthorization proposal related to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

August 20, 2007
Letter to Hon. Miller supporting a legislative package to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  

August 20, 2007
Letter to Rep. Ehlers supporting the Improving Mathematics and Science Teacher Quality Act (H.R.3313)

August 2, 2007
Letter to Hons. Enzi, Hall, Gordon, Kennedy, McKeon, and Miller acknowledging their work on H.R.2272, the America COMPETES Act

August 2, 2007
Letter to Congress thanking them for its support of H.R.2272, the America COMPETES Act

July 6, 2007
Letter to Hons. Enzi, Hall, Gordon, Kennedy, McKeon, and Miller supporting a new mathematics initiative as part of the America COMPETES Act (S.761)

April 30, 2007
Letter to the Hons. David Obey and James T. Walsh requesting increased funding for a new Department of Education mathematics initiative in the FY 2008 appropriations bill

April 4, 2007
Letter to Congress supporting funding for TIMSS Advanced 2008

March 29, 2007
STEM Coalition letter to Hons. Miller and McKeon including recommendations to strengthen programs with the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind

January 26, 2007
STEM Coalition letter to Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid supporting investment in STEM education programs at NSF and the Department of Education

2006

November 9, 2006
STEM Coalition letter requesting increased funding for STEM-focused programs in FY2008 budget for math and science programs at the Department of Education

May 17, 2006
Letter to Sen. Stevens supporting NSF K–12 education programs in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006 (S.2802)

May 11, 2006
Letter to House Science Committee supporting the Science and Mathematics Education for Competitiveness Act and NSF STEM education programs

April 17, 2006
STEM Coalition letter to Reps. Regula and Obey requesting at least $562.2 million appropriation in FY2007 budget for math and science programs at the Department of Education

April 17, 2006
STEM Coalition letter to Reps. Wolf and Mollohan requesting $6.02 billion appropriation in FY2007 budget for NSF and its research and education activities

April 17, 2006
STEM Coalition letter to Sens. Specter and Harkin requesting at least $562.2 million appropriation in FY2007 budget for math and science programs at the Department of Education

April 17, 2006
STEM Coalition letter to Sens. Shelby and Mikulski requesting $6.02 billion appropriation in FY2007 budget for NSF and its research and education activities

March 23, 2006
Letter to House members supporting Literacy Teacher Training in Higher Education Reauthorization (H.R.609, Sec.203) Partnership Grants

March 1, 2006
Letter to Sens. Alexander, Bingaman, Domenici, and Mikulski expressing support for PACE (Protecting America’s Competitive Edge) legislation

February 6, 2006
Letter to Rep. Gordon supporting 10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds Science and Math Scholarship Act (H.R.4434)

January 5, 2006
Coalition letter to OSTP Director John Marburger supporting strengthening STEM education

2005

May 23, 2005
Letter of support to Sen. Coleman for COMPETE Act (S.1020)

May 24, 2005
STEM Coalition letter to National Science Board supporting NSF STEM programs

June 9, 2005
Letter to Sen. Jack Reed expressing support for Preparing, Recruiting and Retaining Education Professionals Act of 2005 (S.1364)

June 22, 2005
Letter supporting Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) in H.R.510, the Graduate Opportunities in Higher Education Act

July 27, 2005
Letter to Sen. Shelby supporting increased funding for NSF EHR and ESIE programs

August 18, 2005
Joint NCTM-NSTA letter to Sen. Enzi supporting math-science emphasis in Title II of HEA

September 21, 2005
STEM Coalition letter to OMB Director Josh Bolten expressing support for increased funding in Math Science Partnerships at Education Department and NSF in FY2007 budget

October 21, 2005
Letter to Republican Study Committee (RSC) requesting reconsideration of elimination of NSF math and science programs in RSC’s “Operation Offset”

December 7, 2005
Comment letter to Sen. Kennedy on New National Defense Education Act

April 8, 2005
Written Testimony to House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce and Related Agencies in support of funding for the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate

April 8, 2005
Joint STEM Coalition letter on MSP-NSF funding to Rep. Wolf (R-Va.), Chairman, Science, State, Justice and Commerce Subcommittee, Committee on Appropriations

April 8, 2005
Joint STEM Education Coalition thank you letter to Rep. Regula (R-Ohio) urging FY06 funding of $269 million for ED Math-Science Partnerships

April 8, 2005
Joint STEM Coalition letter on MSP-NSF funding to Sen. Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman, Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, Committee on Appropriations

April 1, 2005
Joint STEM Education Coalition thank you letter to Sen. Specter (R-Pa.) urging FY06 funding of $269 million for ED Math-Science Partnerships

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