Connecting with Students Can Save Lives

Students need to know that educators are trusted adults they can turn to in times of crisis. And, when students are brave enough to ask for help, educators must know how to respond. More…

My Holiday Message

The holidays can be stressful for so many people. Expectations are high, often too high. As they approach, I want all NEA members to know this. More…

2020 is almost here… and so is the election of a lifetime.

I spent all day Saturday at a convention center in Pittsburgh with more than 1,000 other educators, parents, students, and grassroots activists listening to eight top presidential candidates answer our questions about their plans for education. This is what they had to say. More…

What is Higher Education Worth?

With National Higher Education Month on the horizon, I want to tell you what I think about the decline in support for public higher education. For me, the real story is why we are seeing this failure by state lawmakers and powerful people. More…

Welcome Back

Fall begins, and I find that I must again fight the urge to break into a school, sneak into a classroom and put up a bulletin board. More…

You Belong Here

What we are seeing is unimaginable on many levels.  The cruelty of separating families.  The senseless fear and trauma experienced by thousands of children that will impact them for the rest of their lives.  But the most unimaginable for me is that this is being done by our government intentionally. More…

HLN: Lily talks student walkouts

The adults can all learn something from the brave students who are saying enough is enough about gun violence. What they’re teaching us today is “if you’re going to be a good citizen, and you see something wrong, speak out about it,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on HLN March 14, 2018.

#ThankYouStudents

Please say #ThankYouStudents for speaking up and demanding an end to gun violence in schools. More…