Show up for Students on Election Day

Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6, and NEA Ed Votes can help you learn more about the education issues, where the candidates stand, and who will make students a priority. More…

Election Day is just around the corner. I’m ready. Are you?

There are two reasons the 2018 midterm elections are even more significant for educators than usual. Number one, education is a significant issue in many state and local elections this year and it’s driving the debate, And number two, more educators than ever are running for election. 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…

Becoming an Advocate in 2018

In “Becoming an Advocate,” Cherona Hicklin, a Missouri NEA member who is associate professor of teacher education and student NEA sponsor at Missouri Southern State University, asks us to consider that being involved in our communities “is an educator’s duty.” More…

Speech pathologist with child

What’s Your Union Story?

Early in my career, I advocated to reduce class sizes after teaching a class of 39 students. That’s my union “Aha” moment; what’s yours? I would love to hear your stories of how union activism has made a difference in your professional lives, schools, communities, and states. More…

Dr. King, Inauguration Day and Our Democracy

In the coming days our nation will be marking two occasions:  the national holiday honoring the life, service and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to another that we call Inauguration Day. For me, both days will be emotional.  Both days call for reflection.  More…