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Tell Congress we need to rebuild America’s schools

It’s been nearly a year since NEA President Lily Eskelsen García helped call attention to the pressing need to modernize public schools and the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (S. 266/H.R. 865) passed out of the House Education and Labor Committee. The average public school building is 44 years old. The American Society of Civil Engineers

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Tell your representatives to support the College Affordability Act

The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), has cleared the House Education and Labor Committee and is headed to the floor. NEA supports the bill and successfully advocated for expanding eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness to include adjunct and contingent faculty—a huge victory. Tell your representative to

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Betsy DeVos’ 6 worst moves of 2019

By Amanda Menas In 2019, educators across the country stood up for their students, their schools, and their communities, to call out the funding cuts and harmful legislation proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  Betsy DeVos has a long history of turning her back on public schools. As secretary of education with the backing of

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7 Great things that happened in 2019, thanks to public education activism

By Amanda Menas After more than a decade of deep education cuts and lagging teacher salaries, a renewed commitment to public schools is emerging because of educator advocacy and voter turnout. At #RedforEd rallies, phonebanks, and in voting booths, educators spoke up for students and public schools, making sure their legislators listened to their concerns.

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Educators score big end-of-year wins

NEA’s advocacy continues to make a difference for students and educators across the nation. And your activism and outreach to Members has been an integral part of that process. Last week’s legislative achievements are proof. Below are various funding highlights, but one of our biggest achievements is the full repeal of the 40 percent excise