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How Joe Biden will use federal funding to support public schools

By Amanda Menas “Educators deserve a partner in the White House,” says former Vice President Joe Biden. As president, he promises that he and his wife Dr. Jill Biden, an NEA member who worked as an educator for more than 30 years, will be just that. After four years battling against harmful policies proposed by

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Five Ways Joe Biden will support LGBTQ+ Students and Educators

By Amanda Menas After years of improvements to levels of acceptance of LGBTQ+ students by their peers, between 2015 and 2017, the National School Climate Survey reported that schools are becoming more hostile against LGBTQ+ youth. Nearly half of all LGBTQ+ students live in states where they are not protected from discrimination or bullying. They

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Joe Biden will fire Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.

By Amanda Menas Students and educators deserve a secretary of Education who has experience and who is actually a champion of public schools. Betsy DeVos, who has spent decades working to dismantle public education and privatize public schools, is dangerously unqualified and lacks the experience we need in America’s secretary of education. Over the last