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NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members - Spring 2018

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The Yearn to Learn

Two-thirds of adults say travel is one of their goals in retirement, according to a recent study. Read the stories of some NEA-Retired members who are achieving that goal and more.

Isn’t Black History Month in February?

Why the topic should be taught during every month of the year.

What’s Age Got to do with It?

Over and over again, 92-year-old Lois Simmons proves age is just a number.

New Tax Law

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García says “hypocrisy is at the heart of the tax measure signed into law in December.” Find out how retirees are affected.

My Contribution

How a retired educator uses personal experience to encourage others to discuss a topic that’s often considered taboo.


Students call on the nation to make schools safe spaces for teaching and learning.

Janus v. AFSCME

At its core, the Supreme Court case is an attack on schools, communities, and working families.

9 Days, 55 Counties!

Across the state, West Virginia educators walked out and won!

Funding Failures

Lawmakers refuse to solve school funding problems. We ask three math teachers to provide solutions.

The Journey

Two early-career educators talk about the experiences and the educators who helped to shape their practices.

Her Other Life

Author teacher Melanie McCabe says writing a book about a family secret changed her life.

Old Housing Policies Still Causing Harm

How the U.S. government created segregated housing coast to coast.

Extra Credit

Why educators join the profession, why they leave, and what NEA is doing to help.

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