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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: A champion for public education

Photo: Gov. John Bel Edwards signs the Louisiana 2019 operating budget, which includes an educator pay increase, on June 18. AP/Melinda Deslatte By Amanda Litvinov and Amanda Menas Since his election in 2016, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has championed a pro-public education agenda with policies that support students, educators, and local communities. Edwards made

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What are 2020 candidates saying about labor unions?

By Amanda Menas The National Education Association is focused on preparing its members for the major role they will play in the 2020 election. NEA’s 3 million members are directly impacted by state and federal labor laws that affect their rights to advocate for their profession and their students. Some candidates offer specific policies to

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The Forever Activists: NEA’s Retired members fight on

By Emily Bricker, Mallory Johnson, Amanda Menas, and Danielle Sklarew / lead photo courtesy of Mads Johansen The National Education Association is a powerhouse of advocacy on issues that matter for public schools. What many don’t realize is the major role that retired educators play in amping up that advocacy. More than 200,000 educators remain union