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Issue Explainer

Police Reform

We all want police officers to uphold the law and protect our neighborhoods, but that must not come at the expense of our civil liberties or personal sense of safety.
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Published: December 2, 2021

Under our nation’s system of laws, all of us are equal and deserving of protections. But in Black, Brown, Indigenous, low-income, and LGBTQ+ communities, many individuals are not treated or policed with fairness and respect.

Educators want all students to have an education that inspires their curiosity and desire to learn. That means keeping students and their families safe from police harassment and brutality.

We must end police brutality by enacting reforms that protect the liberties and rights of all people.

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Education Justice

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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.