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NEA Mobilizes to Support Joe Biden for President

by Tim Walker On March 14, National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen García announced that the 3-million member union, the largest in the country, was proudly recommending former Vice President Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The recommendation was formalized first by a vote by NEA’s PAC

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5 Reasons Betsy DeVos is Bad for Public Schools

By Amanda Menas Over the two years since Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s secretary of education, she has worked against the best interests of public schools. From proposing funding cuts to promoting privatization to rolling back protections for vulnerable children, she has ignored the voices of educators across the country about what students

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5 reasons Betsy DeVos should be fired

From the day she was announced as the nominee, educators have stood firmly against Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education due to her extreme lack of qualifications and horrible record in undermining public schools. In her three years as U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has focused on cutting education spending, championing school privatization, and weakening

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Iowa educators press top presidential candidates on public education

By Amanda Menas As the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus approaches, Iowa’s educators are working to keep public education a top priority in Election 2020. On Saturday, Jan. 18, four of the top candidates spoke to Iowa State Education Association members at the 2020 ISEA Legislative Conference on the theme of “Education: A Safeguard for Democracy.” At