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Election 2020: You are the power of the NEA

There’s a lot riding on the outcome of the 2020 elections for students, educators, and hard-working families across the nation. No one knows that better than educators. In less than two years, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has taken unprecedented steps to undermine public schools. She was appointed by a president who fully supports her ultimate

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Hostile, divisive political climate ensnaring U.S. schools

By Tim Walker, this article originally appeared on NEAToday.org Political debate in the United States has deteriorated over the past two decades, as reasoned, well-informed dialogue has been eclipsed by hyperpartisanship, name-calling, even paranoia.  But can anyone reasonably deny that the political climate today is debased beyond a point unimaginable perhaps even five years ago?

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Education Insider for April 14, 2019

Tell your members of Congress to cosponsor the Keep Our PACT Act The Keep Our PACT Act, introduced by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV) last Thursday, would ensure that education is a priority in the federal budget. Earlier that week, NEA member  Betsy Perry, a Nationally Board-  certified special education teacher

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Education Insider for April 7, 2019

Tell Congress: DO NOT use federal funds to arm educators Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT), the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), introduced identical resolutions (H. Res. 231/S. Res. 110) saying federal funds should NOT be used to train or arm educators. The resolutions cite research showing that the presence of