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Bargaining for the Common Good: Sample Demands for Safe and Just In-Person Learning

You and your community can use these criteria to ensure the health and safety of students, educators, and families.
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Published: April 8, 2021

No one understands the importance of in-person learning more than educators and parents.

After all, we see first-hand what students are going through. We are also responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of our students and school communities. And, we have a responsibility to ensure reopening school buildings and campuses addresses longstanding inequities rather than compound them.

Use these Bargaining for the Common Good sample demands to advocate for the health and safety of students, educators, and families.

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Safe and Just Schools in 2020 and Beyond

NEA is here to ensure we rebuild schools with an emphasis on equity, return to the classroom safely, protect the most vulnerable students, and help educators navigate their rights and responsibilities amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
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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.