Acting on Education Globally and Locally

People all over the world yearn for local, well-resourced public schools that can inspire students’ natural curiosity, imagination, and desire to learn. But in many places, that goal is becoming more and more elusive. More…

When ordinary people demand justice…

These ordinary women without fortunes, positions or even rights to speak the truth came every week to walk in protest; to demand justice. We embrace las madres de la Plaza de Mayo More…

You Can Help to Fund the Future

All of our students, no matter where they live, deserve an education that exposes them to the world, spurs their success, and encourages them to leave the planet better off than they found it. More…

Educators Meet in Berlin: There are Still Walls to Tear Down

Here in a city known for its impenetrable walls, there came educators and politicians intent on tearing a barrier down.  The International Summit on Teaching Professionals (ISTP) brought in teams from the world’s most developed countries.  It was arranged by the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) and Education International, an organization representing 396 More…

Paris solidarite

We are all Paris

I am just back from my first meeting as a new regional vice president of Education International, an organization with the powerful solidarity of almost 400 educational unions and associations in 171 countries that represents more than 32 million educators from preschool to graduate school. They hold their meetings at their headquarters this week in Brussels. Yes. Brussels. More…

Make 2015 the Year to Pursue an Education Without Fear

This is a message from Education International of which NEA is a member.  With many of you about to begin the holidays, reflect on the year that has been and prepare for the one ahead, Education International has one last request for 2014; a request that looks to make 2015 a more positive year for so More…

On the Move for Gender Equity

As a woman, a mother, a wife and an educator, gender equity is an issue that is very close to my heart and frankly, an idea whose time has come. We are long overdue for our children to see boys and girls sharing the sandbox equally. More…