Skip Navigation
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, provide ads, analyze site traffic, and personalize content. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.
Alejandra Guerrero Morales is a special education teacher in Salem, Oregon.

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.

Pensions & Retirement Security

Pensions provide a predictable, guaranteed benefit for educators when they retire and help attract and retain great educators to the profession.

Job & Career Security

No matter their age, from Pre-K to higher ed, our students benefit when all educators—janitorial staff, paraeducators, and college professors alike—are treated like the professionals they are.
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
Girl with megaphone in a group of people

Ready to speak up for public schools?

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

Are you an affiliate?

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.