Psychologists and psychological scientists have a rich history of being engaged in federal education policy development that the American Psychological Association continues to pursue across our advocacy. We engage our members in efforts to educate policymakers in Congress and the Administration about the relevance of psychological research to federal education policy as well as ensure that doctoral study in psychology is supported by federal investments in research and clinical training. Whether providing mental health services in schools, teaching in the classroom or running a research lab at a university, psychologists need to speak with one voice to better inform public policy debates about a range of education policy issues. At APA’s Education Government Relations Office, we are here to assist you in advocating for the discipline of psychology and the improvement of the continuum of education outcomes, from early childhood through postdoctoral study. So why advocate?
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