“We cannot—we will not—put off for one more second creating schools that serve the needs of all our students,” says NEA President-elect Becky Pringle.
Students and educators will start the school year forever changed by the pandemic. Schools
must support their emotional well-being, so teaching and learning can begin.
The full impact of the COVID-19 crisis on school funding is still unknown, but one thing is clear: The power of collective voice can turn the tide.
More than 7,000 delegates came together virtually as they prepare to make an impact in the 2020 elections and beyond.
“We are called on to act. What will you do for your colleagues; your students; the families you love; the communities where you live?”
By permitting taxpayer funding of private religious schools, the Court just joined the far-right agenda to undermine public education.
Plans must be rooted in health and safety. But to attack the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, our priorities as a nation must also be reevaluated.
Looming budget cuts will profoundly impact educators and students, especially in low-income and communities of color. Only Congress can mitigate the damage.