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NEA Today for Retired Members - Spring 2014

Presidents' Viewpoint

Welcome to our new magazine for members of NEA–Retired!

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The same in-depth news and views about public education from the print magazine, plus interactive maps, videos, infographics and more.


MTA/NEA member Elizabeth Cygan writes an e-book about the adventures of her Siamese cats, and JoAnn Sampson proves that age is only a number as she races for gold in the Senior Olympic games.

Still Giving

Even in retirement, educators across the country continue to give back to their communities and Association. We profile five retirees who go above and beyond to make a positive and transformative impact through their volunteer efforts.

Writing in Retirement

Former English teacher Ray Willis shares his post-retirement writing experiences and offers a few words of wisdom for aspiring authors.

My Contribution

Bill Levy’s passion for Hollywood’s Golden Era extends to retirement as he becomes an expert on movies, directors, and actors from the period.

From NEA Today

Still Unequal?

Sixty years ago, Brown v. Board of Education put an end to legally segregated schools. But just how far have we come? Today, many districts continue to grapple with an alarming pattern of resegregation that continues to separate students by race and poverty. Our cover story looks at the national trend, and profiles students and educators who are working to combat the growing inequality.

From the Teacher of the Year

2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau discusses his experiences traversing the country and world as an ambassador of America’s public education system, sharing some of his empowering highlights from over the past several months.

What I’ve Learned

Linda K. Havron describes lessons gleaned from more than 30 years in the classroom.


Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated actress Phylicia Rashad on why she believes in public schools.

Generation Next

As the nation continues to confront a variety of social issues, a new generation of youth advocates represent hope for the future. We profile six emerging leaders who are changing their communities in meaningful, positive ways.


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