WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today announced her plans to step down from leadership in Congress after serving as Democratic leader for nearly 20 years.
The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:
“Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for your tireless advocacy and inspiring leadership over these many years. Your steadfast commitment to expanding educational opportunities for every student will positively impact Americans for generations. From historic measures to keep educators and our students safe from gun violence to standing up for workers’ rights, you have led the way with tenacity and grace. You are a true legend whose shoes will be hard to fill.”
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The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, students preparing to become teachers, healthcare workers, and public employees. Learn more at www.nea.org.