When we use the acronym ESEA, we’re usually writing about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal K–12 law better known in recent years as the No Child Left Behind Act.
In this issue, we call your attention to the Clark County Nevada Education Support Employees Association. This ESEA is demonstrating the kind of collective action in which the entire Association will need to engage when the federal ESEA comes before Congress, possibly later this year.
But the federal statute is not our only concern. In fact, NEA has made a priority of helping its state affiliates meet a number of challenges. State legislatures are taking up topics that affect our members, from funding pensions to curbing union rights to providing the resources teachers and support professionals needed to help students succeed.
Together we will meet these challenges and prevail. As Denise Zender, a Washington state ESP, reminds us, when we unite we can create change in the world through the power of our collective action. Right on, Denise.
NEA Today Editor, Doug Walker