NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.
More careers require post-secondary education than ever before, yet higher education is increasingly out of reach. Students and families—not public dollars—now fund the bulk of higher education costs.
Providing two years of tuition-free access to community college or a four-year institution would help make higher education affordable and accessible to all.
Canceling college debt would help fix the teacher shortage because educators would not have to choose between staying in careers they love, or opting for higher-paying careers to get out of debt.
Institutions must invest in full-time, tenure-track faculty members, support academic freedom, and improve working conditions for adjunct or “contingent” faculty.
Letters & Testimony
Submitted on 03/09/2022
Submitted on 03/07/2022
Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
Introduced on 04/07/2022
A bill to simplify the process of receiving loan forgiveness, improve the applicant success rate, and encourage people to enter public service.
H Con Res 70 Condemning threats of violence against historically Black colleges and universities ("HBCUs") and reaffirming support for HBCUs and their students. www.congress.gov
Introduced on 03/07/2022
vote YES on H.Con.Res. 70
Introduced on 02/01/2022
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.”