Despite the four college courses she teaches, and the master’s degree she earned a few years ago, Tara James-Penny is homeless. Other adjunct professors across the nation face a similar economic plight.
NEA calls on Congress to make good on our collective promise to public servants who have served their communities for years.
Low pay and other factors are making it harder to recruit and retain good teachers, and students and communities are paying the price.
Forty states in 2017 increased state funding to higher education. How has that affected faculty salaries?
With grad assistants earning less then $18K a year, and working twice as many hours as promised, they need a voice in their working conditions.
In a stand-off with the district, teachers in Sacramento are bargaining to make major improvements to their schools.
Calhoun County used to “take care of their own.” Something changed, and educators decided that they needed a stronger voice for their students.
The pay gap between educators and comparable workers is wider than it’s ever been, blocking efforts to recruit and retain new teachers.
In the absence of parenting leave, some educators in California had to pay for substitute teachers.