Kim Anderson: An advocate for equity and excellence in public education

Kim A. Anderson will be the next Executive Director of the National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest union, representing more than 3 million educators. Anderson’s life long commitment to breaking down barriers for others has never wavered, and with this appointment, she breaks down one of her own:  she will be the first woman and first person of color to serve as NEA executive director. More…

CNN and MSNBC: Lily on the “man-made” school funding crisis in Oklahoma

What’s happening in Oklahoma is real, says NEA President Lily Eskelsen García who rallied with members at the Oklahoma Capitol on April 2, 2018. “It’s the result of a decade of underfunding public schools” while the legislature has provided “zero raises for hard-working educators in 11 years” and has starved education funding so students have 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.

Watch Lily on the John Oliver show!!!

Arming teachers is such a bad idea, even John Oliver had to talk about it on his show Last Week Tonight. And guess what? He even included what educators have been saying this whole time…  More…