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NEA Resolutions

NEA has adopted resolutions related to the 10 goal areas of NEA’s constitution. The resolutions convey the consensus of NEA members for all of the positions that the Association may take on education and social justice issues.

Note: This page and submission form is for year-round member submissions and questions on NEA Resolutions and should not be used by NEA Delegates for RA Business. For RA submissions, please visit the RA Business Site


What Is an NEA Resolution?

NEA Resolutions are formal expressions of opinion, intent, belief, or position of the Association. Resolutions set forth general concepts in clear, concise language. They are intended to be broad in nature, stating the wide-ranging positions of the Association positively and without ambiguity.

Resolutions are not action-oriented, and are not specifically funded by NEA. However, no Association activity is funded if it is inconsistent with any resolution. NEA resolutions are implemented through activities in the budget adopted by the NEA Representative Assembly.

What Are the Ten NEA Goal Areas?

NEA resolutions are arranged into 10 lettered sections, A through J:

  1. Serve as National Voice for Education
  2. Advance Cause of Public Education for All Individuals
  3. Promote Health and Welfare of Children and/or Students
  4. Promote Professional Excellence Among Educators
  5. Gain Recognition of the Basic Importance of the Educator in the Learning Process
  6. Protect Rights of Education and Other Public Employees and Advance Their Interests and Welfare, and Promote, Support, and Defend Public Employees’ Right to Collective Bargaining
  7. Secure Professional Autonomy
  8. Unite Education Employees for Effective Citizenship
  9. Promote and Protect Human and Civil Rights
  10. Obtain for Members the Benefits of an Independent, United Education Profession

Each resolution section has one or several subsections. The 2023-2024 resolutions are available here

How Can I Help Shape NEA Resolutions?

Each year, the NEA Standing Committee on Resolutions seeks and receives input from a broad range of the Association’s membership, including online solicitation of proposed amendments and new resolutions, and an annual open hearing on resolutions for NEA delegates in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly.

To help shape NEA Resolutions, you can:

  1. Review the process for crafting and amending NEA resolutions, below.
  2. Submit a question to the Resolutions Committee.
  3. Propose an amendment to the resolutions.

Propose an Amendment to Resolutions

I propose the following action to the NEA Resolutions Document

Questions for the Resolutions Committee

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