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Core Values

Acceptance, without exceptions.
Only when every student can attend school in the full confidence of being welcomed as they are, will we have created education justice.
Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen.

Implementing Racial Justice

Implementing racial justice in our schools means engaging educators, students, co-conspirators and allies to foster real dialogue, examine policies and practices, and mobilize and take action.

Preventing Violence & Bullying

Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment that is free from bullying. NEA takes a strong stance against any form of bullying.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ students are more likely to face bullying and harassment, leading to poor grades, higher dropout rates, and homelessness. Safe and affirming schools are a core element of student success.
Kim Anderson
If we don’t achieve racial justice in our schools, we cannot expect to achieve it in our society. It begins with us.
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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.

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We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
National Education Association

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.