NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.
America’s strength comes from our ability to bridge difference—bringing together people from different places, different cultures, and different backgrounds for the good of us all.
For our nation to thrive, we cannot let anyone divide us based on where we come from, where we live, our religious beliefs, our age, our ability status, or income.
Educators prepare students to live in a diverse, interdependent world, and this requires confronting, examining, and addressing our own prejudices and biases.
Letters & Testimony
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 09/14/2023
Legislation that aims to provide Hispanic and Latino students with the tools and support they need to close the enduring achievement gap they face in higher education and would create a new federal grant program to fund partnerships that focus on improving college readiness and completion between Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and school districts with significant Hispanic and Latino enrollment.
Introduced on 03/10/2023
The Bill of Rights for Students and Parents is a blueprint for public education rooted in evidence-based practices that support teaching, learning, and family engagement.
Introduced on 03/01/2023
This bill will undermine local control, insert the federal government as a national school board, and facilitate censorship and book bans. The Parents Bill of Rights Act ignores the strong partnerships that already exist between parents and educators, and disregards educators’ experience and expertise.
“The idea that we are neutral actors is false. We are not. We have lots of power. We meet with young people every day and we want to ensure there is a just and equitable educational experience for all of them.”