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

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Clock ticking on student loan interest rates

by Mary Ellen Flannery Students should not have to “mortgage their future” to pay for college, said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wednesday, as he called on his colleagues to quickly pass his legislation, the Stop the Student Loan Interest Hike Act, and avoid an impending doubling of the interest rates on federal student loans. … Continued

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Hey, ALEC: Hands off my ballot!

  By Amanda Litvinov Let’s start with the good news: The American Legislative Exchange Council (better known as ALEC) announced last week that it is dismantling its controversial Public Safety and Elections Task Force, the body responsible for writing model legislation intended to hinder particular groups of citizens from voting and protects vigilantes with smoking guns in … Continued

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