NEA Adopts Charter School Policy Statement

NEA delegates vote to approve new policy on charter schools View NEA's Policy Statement on Charter Schools The 7,000 delegates to the National Education Association Annual Meeting in Boston overwhelmingly approved a fundamental shift in policy by passing a new policy statement on charter schools. The new NEA Policy Statement on Charter … Continued

RA to consider NEA’s charter school policy statement

In the quarter-century since the first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, on the hopeful premise of educator-led innovation, charter schools have grown dramatically. They now enroll nearly 3 million K-12 students in the U.S., and include many private unaccountable charters, whose financial operations and student performance are hidden from parents and taxpayers, and … Continued

‘A Failed and Damaging Experiment:’ NEA Takes on Unaccountable Charter Schools

At its annual meeting on Tuesday, the educators of the National Education Association drew a sharp new line between charter schools that have a positive effect on public education and those unaccountable, privately managed charter schools that hurt public schools and students. The policy denounces unaccountable charters as a “failed and damaging experiment,” and calls … Continued

NEA Policy Statement on Charter Schools

Adopted by the 2017 Representative Assembly July 4, 2017 Introduction Charter schools were initially promoted by educators who sought to innovate within the local public school system to better meet the needs of their students. Over the last quarter of a century, charter schools have grown dramatically to include large numbers of charters that … Continued
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RA Expo Center: What’s in your bag?

that means Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco will return to South Florida to continue the work of protecting public schools and students from predatory, for-profit charter schools and other efforts to privatize public education, she said. “This about defending public education,” she said. Meanwhile, Ramon Reeves, a high school science teacher from … Continued

PAC Frequently Asked Questions

member and student in many ways. Here are a few examples of what policies can change our members’ and students’ education, careers, and lives: teacher pay, charter schools , class sizes, early childhood education, minimum wage, Fair Pay Act, healthcare, and even organizing rights. Who may be asked to contribute to the NEA … Continued

At 2017 NEA Representative Assembly, Educators Vow to Hold Strong, Defend Public Education

Vigorous debates and discussions over social justice, the dangers posed by the Trump-DeVos education agenda, and ending the proliferation of unaccountable charter schools dominated the 96th NEA Representative Assembly (RA) held July 2 – 5 at the Boston Convention Center. While addressing the serious challenges facing students and public education dominated the week, the … Continued

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