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Social Justice

Social Justice is rooted in the vision, mission, and values of NEA.
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NEA's social justice training program and conference provide the knowledge, skills, and support for educators to confront social oppression for their students.

NEA is committed to deepening educators’ understanding of social justice principles, and how these principles are relevant and useful to their work. We provide opportunities for members to explore the impact of social justice issues on students and educators, and work to empower educators to apply the principles of social justice when confronted with social oppression.

The Social Justice Training Program helps members draw the connection between achieving social justice in schools and realizing academic success for all students, and lays the foundation for NEA’s social justice work by teaching educators to create more just and effective learning environments. 

Our program training will deepen educators' understanding of social justice principles and why these principles are relevant to their work, explore the impact of social justice issues on students and educators, and empower educators to apply the principles of social justice when confronted with social oppression in the workplace or Association.

This training made me realize that social justice matters to more people than I thought and we need to create that change through social justice for our students! –Participant, Indiana

Ready to dive in? Learn more and request a training.

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Lead with confidence.

Our students need advocates ready and able to disrupt all forms of oppression in our schools and beyond. Our free, research-based, educator-driven trainings help you get there.
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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.