OUR FIGHT

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For Our Students

  • Classrooms that are conducive to learning
  • Access to school counselors, nurses, psychologists and social workers
  • Educators who know students by name

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For Our Educators

  • A voice in shaping education policy
  • Salaries that allow educators to afford to stay in the profession they love without having to work another job
  • Opportunities to learn and lead

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For Our Communities

  • Access to opportunities, no matter what you look like, where you’re from, or how much money your parents have
  • Schools that bring together academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.

Want to help?

Wear #RedForEd every Wednesday, and take the following actions.

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Show your support for educators and parents fighting for better public school funding.

What Does Your State Spend?

National Avg. Starting Salary1

$39,249

National Avg. Salary2

$60,477

Teacher Pay Gap3

79¢on the
dollar

Per Student Spending4

$12,602

See how your state stacks up:

 

1* State Teacher Salary Benchmark Data, FY 2017-18, NEA CBMA, March 2019

2* State Rankings, FY 2017-18, NEA Research, April 2019

3* Compared to other professionals with the same education and years of experience. Economic Policy Institute, April 2019

4* Expenditure per student in fall enrollment. State Rankings, FY 2017-18, NEA Research, April 2019

Note: NEA salary data are not adjusted for cost of living. If you are interested in exploring how the cost of living varies by locality, we recommend the BEA Regional Price Parities (RPP) data and calculator available here.

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See how your state stacks up:

 

1* State Teacher Salary Benchmark Data, FY 2017-18, NEA CBMA, March 2019

2* State Rankings, FY 2017-18, NEA Research, April 2019

3* Compared to other professionals with the same education and years of experience. Economic Policy Institute, April 2019

4* Expenditure per student in fall enrollment. State Rankings, FY 2017-18, NEA Research, April 2019

Note: NEA salary data are not adjusted for cost of living. If you are interested in exploring how the cost of living varies by locality, we recommend the BEA Regional Price Parities (RPP) data and calculator available here.

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