NEA’s work to properly fund public education focuses on five key areas of action and investment. Take a look to learn more about how they work together to provide the best environment for our students.
High-quality early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make. Comprehensive early childhood programs should be widely available and affordable for children from birth to age five–particularly for those from low-income families.
Far too much learning and teaching is happening in schools that pose health and safety risks to students and staff. Twenty-first century learning requires 21st century tools, classrooms, and schools.
Good nutrition is crucial to children performing well in school. National nutrition standards need to apply to all food sold on school campuses.
As taxpayer-funded schools, charter schools must be held to the same safeguards and high standards of accountability, transparency, oversight and equity as public schools.
Voucher programs rob students of educational equity and opportunities. Scarce funding for public schools should not be siphoned off to unaccountable private and religious schools.