Education News

5 reasons why educators support the American Families Plan

By Amanda Menas At his joint address to Congress on Wednesday, April 28, President Joe Biden announced the American Families Plan, a bold and comprehensive $1.8 trillion proposal aimed at funding critical programs and services for workers, students and families. “We applaud President Joe Biden and his administration for prioritizing students and public education by


Chauvin’s conviction reinvigorates push for systemic change

Derek Chauvin’s conviction is raising hopes that George Floyd will be remembered not just for his tragic death, but for reinvigorating the fight for desperately needed systemic change. “While the jury reached the right decision and did in fact convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of George Floyd’s murder, we are again joining together


Make the District of Columbia the 51st state

Taxation without representation was the rallying cry for the American Revolution, yet 245 years later it endures in our nation’s capital. On April 22, the House voted 216-208 to correct this historic injustice and make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The denial of full representation in Congress—and therefore, full citizenship—in a city nearly


NEA members urge senators to support the Equality Act

Educators across the country shared their stories with members of Congress during a virtual lobbying day for the Equality Act, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. “We teach our students to treat each other how we want to be treated ourselves,” said NEA member Brian Kerekes, a high school math teacher from Florida. “Passage of