In addition to setting NEA’s direction for the upcoming year, delegates engage in different legislative outreach activities while at the Representative Assembly.
“The decline in state aid and the resulting increase in tuition is the single greatest cause of the explosion in student debt.”
Voter ID laws disproportionately affect the elderly, young adults, students, minorities and low-income voters – groups that are less likely to have the money or means to obtain documentation.
Across the country, campaigns against overtesting are beginning to produce real results.
Let me be very clear: decisions about how to assess students with disabilities ought to be made at the school level by the dedicated team of educators who work with that student and their parents.
These bizarre laws on education are somehow still on the books!
“We spend more time worrying how to fire teachers, and we don’t spend enough time figuring out how to support teachers in difficult circumstances.”
“My unofficial duty is to keep students from dropping out so they get educated, graduate, and move on to live productive lives,” says Florida education support professional Marian O’Neal.
Education activists need to be ready to spot red flags that spell trouble for public education
Expanding vouchers to unaccountable private schools. Stripping teachers of their right to due process. Converting neighborhood public schools into privately run charter schools. Proceeding with tax cuts for the wealthy while starving public schools.