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Fair Pay & Benefits

You shouldn’t have to choose between following your passion and making a living.
Fair pay and fair benefits ensure the best and brightest can join and stay in our profession–for that’s what our communities deserve.
We’re tackling dignified pay, health care, debt support, and career security, so our incredible educators can stay focused on their students.

Professional Pay

Competitive pay is crucial for attracting and retaining qualified educators for our students, throughout their academic journeys.

Health Benefits & Policy

NEA strongly supports access to quality, affordable, and comprehensive health care coverage for all residents of the United States.

Pensions & Retirement Security

Pensions are crucial to attracting and retaining qualified, experienced educators in the profession. And that's worth fighting for.

Job & Career Security

Privatization is a threat to public education. Educators must be aware of privatization and take measures to prevent its dangerous impact on school communities.

Student Debt Support

NEA is working with educators to combat student debt, advocate for urgent relief action from Congress, and elect future leaders who support canceling student debt and reforming the student loan system.
Member Ellen Olsen
It felt different to bargain with the teachers, but it also made sense because we do our work together. We can’t work in silos. At the end of the day, it’s the children getting more services and resources. Who wouldn’t want that?
Quote by: Ellen Olsen, Sign Language Interpreter, Education Minnesota

Ready to stand up for public schools?

Learn more about the issues and policies that impact public education, then take action to support students.

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Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

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.