November 18-22 is American Education Week. KEA and NEA urge local associations to sponsor “Educator for a Day” events. Invite community leaders, especially state legislators, into your classroom. Show them firsthand both what miracles you accomplish every day and how budget cuts are hurting your students. Don’t sugar coat reality. NEA’s website has a wealth of information to help you to plan such an event. On the day that community leaders visit, ask everyone in the school to wear a green ribbon to show that they Raise their Hands for public schools.