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Letter to Congress on the NEA Report Card

February 04, 2016

Dear Member of Congress:

We wanted to be sure you were aware of the release of the National Education Association’s annual Legislative Report Card for the 114th Congress, 1st session. The Report Card tracks members’ of Congress overall support for public education, students and educators, with each member receiving a letter grade of A through F.

NEA notifies members of Congress in writing and in advance any time NEA may score a vote in the Report Card. In addition to votes, Report Card grades also reflect other key legislative actions, such as behind-the-scenes advocacy for education and educators, bill co-sponsorships, committee votes and Congressional members’ accessibility to education advocates in their home state or district. K-12 education policy, education funding, and the federal budget dominated the issues on which NEA scored lawmakers in 2015.

We commend the 114th Congress for listening to educators and getting the job done for students. The Congressional passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act is a direct result of what is possible when legislators from both sides of the political aisle put students ahead of partisan politics. We look forward to continuing to work together in the coming year.


Mary Kusler
Director of Government Relations