NEA will encourage the extension of university harassment, discrimination, and assault reporting and advocacy services to be officially in place until the completion of the preK-12 school year. This extension encompasses all harassment, discrimination, or assaults connected to Aspiring Educators' student-teaching placement districts, as opposed to phasing out services at the end of the college school year.

NEA will create a list of questions to be used by interested local union representatives to research the harassment and abuse reporting services available to Aspiring Educators.

Rationale/Background

After graduation, Aspiring Educators may be especially vulnerable to harassment or assault. They have significant power imbalances with administrators, supervising teachers, and writers of their letters of recommendation, and may no longer have full support from their university's advocacy programs.

Contact

Ben Haralovich - IN

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $4,000.