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…

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…

Latina Style Magazine: Equality and Fairness For All

Lily was asked to be a guest columnist for Latina Style Magazine’s “Final Point”. The magazine is the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. With a readership of nearly 600,000, LATINA Style reaches both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time. More…

To Become a Bully Free Nation: Identify. Intervene. Advocate.

Anyone who’s worked in a school — from elementary to high school — has seen the same thing. Popular kids sit together at “their table;” sports stars sit together at “their table.” Occasionally, but not nearly enough, we see a student being especially kind to a new kid. More…

A Woman’s Place…

This week I had the opportunity to join another group of inspirational women from around the globe for a panel discussion at the 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. Our stimulating conversation focused on the impact of women in unions, and the impact women leaders have had on issues of gender equality and other issues affecting women in their respective countries. More…

TIME to Beat up Teachers

A fabulous friend recently said to me, “I’m just so tired of the new national pastime – Beat up a Teacher.” She had seen the nasty cover of Time with a court gavel about to smash an apple (a good one by the way). She had seen the title she knew was a lie: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. But I think what pushed her over the edge was the subheading: A group of Silicon Valley investors wants to change that. More…