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NEA members brief Congress on homework gap, immigration

Members of Congress featured NEA members’ views on two key issues: access to digital resources in rural areas and the harmful impact of immigration raids.

Anthony Angelini, a teacher at New Oxford Middle School in Pennsylvania, stressed the importance of high-speed internet and the role of E-Rate in bringing it to rural areas at an Oct. 21 congressional field hearing in Gettysburg, “Harvesting the Digital Age: Connecting our Communities for a Better Future,” hosted by Reps. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) and John Joyce (R-PA), chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship.

Angela Wolf, a teacher at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Maryland, was a panelist at an Oct. 25 event on Capitol Hill, “A Briefing on How Immigration and Customs Enforcement Actions Harm Communities,” hosted by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

3 responses to “NEA members brief Congress on homework gap, immigration

  1. As a people, we need to support all students in their personal journey in their education. Computer skills are necessary in modern society. I believe in all classrooms being diversified. It is vital for our civilization to expect all people to learn to interact together.

  2. When did the NEA get involved with illegal immigration? When did NEA begin supporting illegal aliens in this country by wanting them to benefit from U.S. taxpayers dollars? Please go back to representing the teachers who have paid into the NEA. Stop expressing your partisan political views which do not necessarily represent the NEA membership. Before you get too frivolous with ideas as to how our government should spend US taxpayers hard earned money, research other countries and their immigration laws inclusive of laws on human trafficking. Human trafficking is a worldwide problem. 39 people died in the back of a lorry in the U.K. The cost of that illegal journey for each of those passengers was several thousand dollars and their lives. Human trafficking has become a very profitable way to make a living. Don’t give human traffickers a sales pitch as to why people should illegally enter the U.S.A – I.e. get a free education and a free lunch…… no questions asked.

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