MEET YOUR COMMUNITY
Three million members strong, the National Education Association is the largest employee organization and labor union in the country. We are as diverse as the students we represent, but united in our purpose: championing justice and excellence in public education.
Becoming a member of the National Education Association connects you with a movement of educators supporting each other. We are a community that will help you advocate for the funding, resources, and support you and your students deserve. This includes:
- Having a voice at the table to advocate for improved working and student learning conditions, including winning increased pay and benefits
- Gaining professional development and leadership training
- Joining forces to make a difference in the social justice issues that matter most to you and that affect your students’ lives
- Enhancing educator rights and offering guidance, advice, and, if necessary, legal representation
- Providing all eligible association members with professional liability insurance
- Improving your buying power and saving money with NEA’s Member Benefits program
Not a member? Join NEA today!
We Stand Together
Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our schools, our students, and ourselves. We band together to improve public school classrooms for ourselves and our students and to make ourselves heard in the halls of power.
Ensuring Student Success
Each and every student deserves a quality public education. NEA unites our members and the nation to ensure all students have the resources they need to fulfill their potential and their dreams. We know that growth is work. That’s why we’ve created a framework, guide, and grants to support collaboration and innovation–so students in every zip code, in every family, of every background, attend a great public school.
Protecting Your Rights and Workplace
Collective bargaining and advocacy ensure that we enhance student learning and improve educator working conditions–benefiting our students, schools, and the community as a whole. We believe in taking collective action to ensure the collective good. When we raise our voices, we help every educator get the support they need to join, stay, and thrive in our profession.
Supporting Professional Excellence
Great educators create great public schools. NEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession. At every stage of your career, NEA helps you grow into your passion and be a leader for your students.
Advocating Together for Public Schools
In every corner of America, we’re with you, fighting for our students. Fighting for our future. Ready to help us improve classroom conditions, secure school funding, and advance social and racial justice for all? Here’s how you can get involved.
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The union has supported me in everything. I have gotten all sorts of training. I think I am much better in the classroom because of my union work. I think I am a better advocate because I found out I have a voice.