Higher Education/Student Loans
Educators believe all students who wish to do so should be able to pursue higher education and their dreams, regardless of ability to pay. Today’s students are tomorrow’s educators, doctors, nurses, engineers, and scientists—the next generation of innovators who will drive our country and our economy forward. We owe it to them and to ourselves to give them a shot at fulfilling their dreams.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
The House passed the NEA-opposed Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act or SKILLS Act (H.R. 803) on March 15, 2013. This bill is the House Republican leadership’s version of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization. NEA opposed H.R. 803 because of its proposed consolidation of categorical programs and their funding streams, its failure to require the input of educators and labor unions to the workforce investment system, and because funding for key workforce and education programs and services could be used for other than their intended purposes.