Our nation’s teachers not only help children read, write, and achieve academically, they teach them the skills they will need to be successful and productive citizens. The role of classroom teachers in our society could not be more crucial: Every American job, invention, and advancement is made possible by the work our nation's teachers do.
NEA supports classroom teachers by helping them advocate for safe working conditions, reasonable pay, professional development resources, and so much more. We help teachers understand the unique challenges of today’s classrooms and develop groundbreaking solutions to strengthen public schools. When teachers succeed, students succeed.
Your Rights & Workplace
We need and deserve fair salaries and benefits. We need and deserve workplaces that respect who we are and what we bring to our students. We need and deserve the right to demand change. Let’s redefine the workplace—together. Learn more >>
We believe that every educator is a learner. That’s why NEA is proud to bring you the best from our educator-leaders: so you have a reliable hub for your pedagogy and practice challenges. Learn more >>
Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen. Learn more >>
We provide cutting-edge resources from NEA experts–our staff, affiliates, and members–on the skills and topics educators need to join, stay in, and advance our profession. Learn more >>
Ready to take the next step in your career? Start with our leadership resources below for the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective leader at the local, state, and national stage. Learn more >>
I knew what I could do within my classrooms, but I could see how the systems weren’t working for some of our marginalized students. I wanted to help the systems become better for our students, and taking on different leadership roles within the union allowed me to do that.