Join Us April 20th

Communities across the nation will demand that our leaders protect students and take real action to end gun violence on the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools. More…

Equal pay for all!

Equal Pay Day is April 10, 2018. Because of the disparity between women’s and men’s pay, the typical woman must work to this date in order to make what the typical man made in 2017. More…

The Promised Land: 50 years later, our activism to get there continues

Fifty years ago this week, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., challenged us to make our nation “what it ought to be.” We’re not yet there–too many schools lack the resources all students deserve, too many working families struggle, too many people face discrimination. But when I look at today’s activism, I am inspired. 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…

And a little child led them into history

Linda Brown died this week at age 76. Friends and family members say she was, by nature, a quiet person. But she frequently spoke out about the landmark desegregation case she was part of, Brown v. Board of Education, because she did not want anyone to forget its significance in ending “separate but equal.” More…

Gun violence: We can’t fix what we won’t confront

Stephon Clark, 22, died in his grandmother’s backyard. Another unarmed young black man, shot dead by police. How do police officers enter communities of color? Perceptions and implicit biases can impact how we react to a host of situations, and they are not confined to law enforcement. Students are rising up, moving mountains, and forcing us to look at reality. More…

A big ‘thank you’ to Education Support Professionals!

Without Education Support Professionals, students couldn’t get to or from school, buildings wouldn’t be accessible, safe, and clean, student records wouldn’t be in order, lights wouldn’t work, healthy meals wouldn’t get prepared or served, and a million other things wouldn’t happen. More…