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.
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Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
H Res 219 The Bill of Rights for Students and Parents www.congress.gov
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.
HR 5 Parents Bill of Rights Act www.congress.gov
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.
HR 765 African American History Act www.congress.gov
Introduced on 02/02/2023
A bill which authorizes $10 million over 5 years for the National Museum of African American History and Culture to support history education programs for students, parents, and educators. The African American History Act will help tell the rich, complex history of African Americans, including the impacts of racism, white supremacy, and the struggle for justice.
“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.”