President Trump Says Education System Leaves Students ‘Deprived of All Knowledge’

Surprising many education observers, President Donald Trump mentioned public schools during his inaugural address today—but not in a way that pleased students, parents, or teachers. Saying that “Americans want great schools for their children,” Trump went on to describe the nation’s current education system as one “flush with cash but which leaves our young and…

Tell Your Senators: Confirmation Hearing Proves DeVos Lacks Experience, Knowledge

Will Trump’s pick for secretary of education keep public schools public and maintain education funding? Betsy DeVos wasn’t willing to make any promises when questioned by the ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee during her confirmation hearing last night. “Can you commit that you will not work to privatize public…

Demand a Secretary of Education Who Supports High-Quality Public Schools for Every Student

Teachers have been disappointed and frustrated, though not surprised, by President-elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. secretary of education. With this nomination, the nation is entering dangerous, uncharted territory. NEA, in partnership with AFT, has organized a call to action so that you can share your concerns. Add your name to join with…