In the 2016-17 school year, states invested $9 billion less in public colleges and universities than they did in 2008.
Students and families—not public dollars—now fund the bulk of core higher education costs.
Any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act must address making postsecondary education affordable and accessible to all.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is an investment in our nation’s values of public service and community involvement.
NEA supports creating a pathway to a postsecondary degree by eliminating community college tuition.
Institutions need incentives to invest in a predominantly full-time, tenure-track faculty and improve working conditions for adjunct or “contingent” faculty.
Broad-based college debt cancellation would stimulate the economy, promote racial justice, and help Americans out of the pandemic’s economic depression.