NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.
More careers than ever require post-secondary education, yet higher education is increasingly out of reach. Students and families—not public dollars—now fund the bulk of higher education costs.
For years, NEA members advocated canceling college debt to help fix educator shortages. Now, because of the Biden administration’s life-changing actions, student loans taken out by 48 million borrowers are being substantially reduced, forgiven, or even canceled outright.
Letters & Testimony
Submitted on 05/24/2023
Submitted on 05/19/2023
Submitted on 03/23/2023
Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
Introduced on 10/26/2023
A bill that would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reinstate the authority of the Secretary of Education to make Federal Direct Stafford Loans to graduate and professional students.
Introduced on 10/12/2023
A bill that would ensure institutions of higher education address discrimination on college campuses by designating an employee to coordinate compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Introduced on 07/26/2023
A bill to ensure federal resources for college students keep up with current costs by indexing Pell grants to inflation.
“When we approach this question of disinvestment in higher education, we do so from the perspective of social justice, from the perspective of equity, from the perspective of the quality of life for our students.”