NCTM is the world's leading mathematics education organization and advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student. Success on this count requires support from federal, state, and local lawmakers. Advocacy is crucial in this endeavor.

What is advocacy? Who can and should do it? How can mathematics advocates get started? Great questions. Your answers are here! Learn how to Be an Advocate and tell policymakers about the importance of policies that support high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student. Use this resource to learn who represents you, how to contact them and the elements of effective advocacy. 

Ready to get started? Great! Learn about current Key Issues and NCTM’s concerns, priorities, position statements and advocacy opportunities.

Be an Advocate

What it means to be an advocate.

How to create a message.

How to put that message in action.

 Key Issues

Educators for America Act

NCTM Legislative Platform 

NCTM Position Statements