Each year, as we prepare for the National Legislative Summit (NLS), I consider the cost/benefit analysis of this 3,000 mile trek to our nation’s capital to advocate on behalf of our students and our 72 districts.
Is this a wise use of League resources? Will our lobbying efforts actually bear fruit? Will the California delegation of trustees and CEOs benefit from the experience?
Naturally - like so much else in education - the verdict largely depends on the criteria employed to measure the questions posed.