This is a very important election which impacts SSWs directly, and the future of education for our students and families (and the future of our state). That is why we felt it was important for our organization to get involved by endorsing Jill Underly for State Superintendent.
Dr. Underly has expressed a desire to consult with us as an organization on how to best support the profession, and is aligned with where we stand on the importance of mental health, equity, and funding. Additionally, Dr. Underly opposes the expansion of vouchers for private schools, which is in agreement with the School Social Workers Association of America's position.
We are at a critical moment regarding decisions being made about public education and policies affecting the people we serve. We are called upon by the Code of Ethics, which includes Standard 6.04 Social and Political Action, to take action. Talk to family and friends about the importance of voting in this election, and make a plan to vote for Jill Underly for state superintendent.