House votes to quadruple educator tax deduction and lift cap that cut school funding

House members passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (H.R. 5377), lifting the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for two years. The cap threatens states’ and local communities’ ability to adequately fund public education and other essential public services, robbing students of the opportunities they deserve for


Shout-out to NEA’s cyber-lobbyist superstars

Kudos to an outstanding group of NEA superstars: the cyber-lobbyists listed below who are relentless in reaching out to their members of Congress. In all, NEA members made nearly 900,000 contacts to Congress about legislation affecting students, public education, workers’ rights, and other important issues, and these top 50 led the way. Thank you for

Education News

$40K minimum salary: A big win for Maine teachers, and the profession

By Cindy Long A teacher shortage threatens schools from coast to coast, but a recent salary increase for Maine educators is hopefully making teaching a friendlier proposition in that state. Gov. Janet T. Mills’ 2020 – 2021 budget raised the minimum annual salaries for teachers to $40,000, “to ensure that teachers in Maine will not be