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Human and Civil Rights

Human and Civil Rights

Marisa Franco, long-time community organizer and Director of the #Not1More Deportation Campaign of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, is an outspoken advocate for immigrant rights. 

Read her recent NEA interview here.


Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians, talks to NEA about the impact of stereotypes on American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Read her recent NEA interview here.



Great Back to School Pep Talk for Educators

Need a back-to-school pep talk that’s funny and wise? Listen up as Kid President breaks it down.




We Need to Talk About Racial Profiling

Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, brings into sharp focus the urgency for a   national dialogue about race—a dialogue that will lead to purposeful and positive action. Read  more and view curriculum resources.

Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education at Michigan State    University, posts an open letter to the teachers of Ferguson, and by extension, all educators   who are working to build safe spaces for learning.

New Day for America’s Schools

Across the country, educators are back at school—readying their classrooms, offices, cafeterias, and buses for the surge of students who’ll sweep their campuses in the next few weeks. But this year’s return to school marks a new milestone. For the first time in our history, America’s public schools are majority-minority, with students of color outnumbering their white peers. What does this mean for public education—now and in the future? Read more.

Putting Our Values to Work

Putting Our Values to Work, NEA’s practical new resource, shows a new generation of social justice activists how to use the power of organizing to stand up for what you believe in—and win.

Find out how you can make the Putting Our Values to Work resource work for you.