NEA President Pringle helps launch Equity or Else campaign

NEA President Becky Pringle participated in a Dec. 7 event at the National Press Club launching the grassroots Equity or Else campaign advocating for FY2022 education funding levels proposed by President Biden and approved by the House. Overall, the proposed appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Education would increase funding by 41 percent next year—the largest percentage increase for any agency. Key elements of the House-passed bill include a $19.5 billion increase for Title I programs and $443 million for full-service community schools—far above the $30 million provided this year.

Every student—every one—deserves the access, opportunity, and resources that will help them live into their magnificent brilliance,” Pringle said. “During a tour that I am calling Joy, Justice, and Excellence, I have met face to face with educators all across our nation. I’ve also seen firsthand the power and the possibility of community schools. These bright islands of excellence show that when students, educators, families, and community organizations work together—when we all collaborate and partner together—our students reap the benefits.”

NEA’s partners, Journey for Justice (J4J) and the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS), sponsored the event. Other participants included Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-IL), and AFT President Randi Weingarten.


7 responses to “NEA President Pringle helps launch Equity or Else campaign

  1. Where are all the comments??!! Was there a purge on comments against the “Equity or Else” campaign??!! I know there were at least 15 comments. Is this the free flow of information, or the censorship of opposing view points. Sorry NEA, too many educators saw what was written. Just because opposing views are no longer available for reading, doesn’t mean that the majority of Educators agree with you. The NEA is becoming a NAZI/Communist arm of the Democrat Leadership.

    1. I always wonder, equity of opportunity or equity of outcome? One can be managed by the good use of resources. The other can never be managed because not all students wish to act on the opportunities provided (plenty of video evidence showing students that do not wish to learn, no matter how good the teacher, content and resources are). I can not force my students to learn or want to learn. I can not fix the environment my students go home to each night. I can provide them with a safe place with consistent rules and expectations for ALL students and content that they may use in their future lives. They have to come to class with the desire to look forward and make their lives better. And the students need to act in a way that all students are allowed to learn, not disrupt that opportunity for others.

  2. We are all brothers and sisters. Let us take care of one another…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

  3. Our public schools and our communities have been the pillar of success for our students for generations. We must continue to support these efforts to educate our children in a pragmatic way, making full use of community resources.

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