Controversy over voting rights intensifies

As the Senate prepares to take up the For the People Act, fallout continues to mount from voter-suppression measures signed into law in Georgia on March 25 beneath a photo of a slave plantation tweeted by Governor Brian Kemp. Several Georgia-based corporations voiced opposition to the law while Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game


Include healthy school meals in the American Families Plan

NEA is advocating for inclusion of healthy school meals for all students in President Biden’s forthcoming American Families Plan. America’s infrastructure is not just roads and bridges; it includes our food distribution system and our methods for getting nutritious meals to all those who need them. During the pandemic, food insecurity has grown dramatically. In

Education News

NEA leads fight to fix public service loan forgiveness

By Mary Ellen Flannery Led by the National Education Association, 15 labor unions representing more than 10 million public service workers called on Education Secretary Miguel Cardona last week to immediately uphold the promise of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) through the cancellation of student debt owed by public service workers with a decade or


‘Build back better’ includes public schools and campuses

Let's Get to Work

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, unveiled March 31, includes modernizing public schools and investing in the community college infrastructure. Current conditions can be hazardous to the health of students and educators alike: Half our schools are more than 50 years old, and were built when windowless classrooms, asbestos, and lead pipes were commonplace. “By investing


Cancel the student loan debt of teachers with 10 years of public service

NEA is urging Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to cancel the student loan debt of qualified public sector workers on the frontlines of our response to COVID-19—teachers, nurses, and other essential workers serving communities all across America. Created in 2007, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) was designed to encourage college graduates to pursue careers in