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American Flags at the US Capitol

Speak Up for Students Our Voice is Our Power

We’ll advocate for fully-funded public schools. We’ll dismantle unjust systems. We’ll give our students the opportunities they need to succeed. Help us make it happen.
NEA President Becky Pringle addresses delegates at 2022 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting.
Parents and voters explicitly rejected extreme politicians who engaged in the politics of division, politicizing our classrooms, banning books, dragging their culture wars into our public schools, and pushing failed privatization schemes

Letters & Testimony

NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.

First grade teacher Leslie Richardson with her students

Our Issues

From fully funding Title I and IDEA to voting rights and making our schools safe, we are advocating for our students, our schools, and our communities.
U.S. Capitol Building

Bills in Congress

NEA advocates for students and educators on Capitol Hill.
Joe Biden signes AAPI Hate Crimes Bill into law

Our Victories

When we come together, we can achieve change.
2022 election

Election 2022: Students & Educators Win Big

Overwhelmingly, voters chose candidates with a clear vision of how to support public schools, and rejected extremists who sought politicize classrooms and defund education.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.