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NEA higher ed members find supporter in U.S. Rep. Katie Porter

By Mary Ellen Flannery “I like your take-no-prisoners attitude!” DeWayne Sheaffer, president of NEA’s National Council for Higher Education, told U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) this month. NEA Higher Ed members will use that same get-it-done attitude, he promised Porter, in sending emails to Capitol Hill, urging their Congressional representatives to support President Biden’s Build

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Educators speak out: In decaying buildings, we cannot keep students safe

By Amanda Menas Every student deserves a safe environment to develop their love for learning. Throughout the pandemic, school buildings across the country have turned into spaces where students and families can access WiFi, regular meals, and more, in addition to academic success. The buildings that serve our school communities are deserving of the same

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As schools across America crumble, Congress can come to the rescue

By Amanda Menas Every student deserves to go to school in buildings that are safe and nurture their love of learning. Throughout the pandemic, educators have been calling for increased investment in our public school buildings. Now, Congress has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pave the way. But for too many other students across the country,

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These 6 states show why educators must help defend voting rights

By Amanda Menas Educators introduce our students to the principles of democracy every day in classrooms across America. They are also working to help defend voting rights, the very cornerstone of our democracy. That’s because federal protections for voter access have been eroded at the federal level in recent years, and some states have begun