NEA interns lobby Senators on the student loan interest rate increase

by Tim Reed/photo above by NEA intern Kate Jeszeck Hundreds of students, including a number of NEA interns, visited Capitol Hill yesterday as part of Campus Progress’ Student Debt Day, to lobby their Senators on the looming student loan interest rate increase. If congress does not act by July 1st, the interest rate on federally subsidized … Continued


Find your state and local affiliates on Facebook

research by NEA intern Avianca McKoy Want to stay up to date with all the latest news from your state or local education association? Why not follow them on Facebook? More and more of NEA’s local affiliates are joining Facebook every day, and joining those pages is a great way to keep up with the … Continued


NEA members visit Capitol Hill to talk corporate tax loopholes

by Tim Reed NEA members — teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty from every state — visited more than 100 congressional offices Thursday, May 3, to talk to legislators and their staff about corporate tax loopholes and student loan interest rates. According to a report from Citizens for Tax Justice, closing the seven … Continued