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2020 NEA Policy Playbook for Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration

Priorities for the significant work ahead.
The Capitol and the White House
Published: November 12, 2020

We must come together across political affiliations, ideologies, ZIP codes, and races, to do what’s best for our students.  

With a Biden-Harris administration, we have new opportunities to implement policies at the federal level that will benefit the lives of our students and educators locally. New relief funding will help our schools overcome the immense hurdles created by COVID-19. Fixing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program will get educators the debt relief they were promised and ease the teacher shortage. Racial inequities caused by decades of unjust funding, white supremacy, and anti-immigration policies, will begin to be corrected. 

And that's just the start. Smaller class sizes, professional pay, social and emotional learning, child nutrition—it’s all on the table. 

NEA’s Policy Playbook provides specific solutions in 27 different issue areas for the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress to address. 

“We need the federal government to return to its role of ensuring equal access to opportunity, protecting the most vulnerable, and investing in the future of society.” -- Becky Pringle, NEA President 

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Let’s invest in our future.

The safety and well-being of students and educators cannot be compromised as they return to in-person instruction. Congress should increase education funding to assist with reopening needs.
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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.