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Education Insider for September 15, 2019

Don’t rob military kids to build ‘the wall’ Funds earmarked for public schools and daycare centers serving military families could be used instead to erect barriers on our southern border. At President Trump’s direction, the Department of Defense is diverting $3.6 billion from projects approved by Congress to construction of his border wall, which Mexico

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NEA leaders featured at CHCI and CBCF events

All three NEA officers participated in the 2019 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute leadership conference and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation annual legislative conference last week. During a panel discussion of immigration, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said, “In the United States, our children are living in fear of being separated from their parents. That’s not who we were

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Put rural schools on a firm financial footing

NEA board member Karen Schuett, a teacher in Bakersfield, California, flew to Washington last week to join NEA partners and allies in urging Congress to renew the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act. First enacted in 2000, the law supports public education and community services in over 4,400 schools in 770 rural counties