Tell Congress to do more to address the coronavirus crisis. NEA is urging Congress to address immediate needs like injecting more funds into state budgets (to avoid layoffs of educators and others) as well as long-festering problems such as the digital divide. Read NEA’s list of top priorities for students and educators along with a letter urging lawmakers to seize this moment to renew America’s promise of equal opportunity and justice for all.
Tell Congress to include student debt cancellation in COVID 19 relief efforts. NEA along with some 30 other organizations is urging Congress to include student loan debt cancellation in any future COVID-19 relief package. The average educator begins a career with about $35,000 in student loan debt. The Student Debt Emergency Relief Act ( H.R. 6363) would cancel at least $30,000 of this debt, reducing financial strain on educators and others.