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https://educationvotes.nea.orgEducation Votes engages, recruits and informs activists in the fight for public education, higher education and strengthening the middle class.Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:23:06 +0000en-US
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By Amanda Menas As we start a new decade, educators are hopeful and energized, ready to work hard for the future of their students, schools, and communities. Last year, educators made dreams a reality by rallying for investment in public schools and showing up on election day. They advocated for higher salaries and better funding

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By Amanda Menas In 2019, educators across the country stood up for their students, their schools, and their communities, to call out the funding cuts and harmful legislation proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Betsy DeVos has a long history of turning her back on public schools. As secretary of education with the backing of

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By Amanda Menas After more than a decade of deep education cuts and lagging teacher salaries, a renewed commitment to public schools is emerging because of educator advocacy and voter turnout. At #RedforEd rallies, phonebanks, and in voting booths, educators spoke up for students and public schools, making sure their legislators listened to their concerns.

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NEA’s advocacy continues to make a difference for students and educators across the nation. And your activism and outreach to Members has been an integral part of that process. Last week’s legislative achievements are proof. Below are various funding highlights, but one of our biggest achievements is the full repeal of the 40 percent excise

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House members passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (H.R. 5377), lifting the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for two years. The cap threatens states’ and local communities’ ability to adequately fund public education and other essential public services, robbing students of the opportunities they deserve for

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Kudos to an outstanding group of NEA superstars: the cyber-lobbyists listed below who are relentless in reaching out to their members of Congress. In all, NEA members made nearly 900,000 contacts to Congress about legislation affecting students, public education, workers’ rights, and other important issues, and these top 50 led the way. Thank you for

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Educators Score Big End-of-Year Wins NEA’S advocacy continues to make a difference for students and educators across the nation. And your activism and outreach to Members has been an integral part of that process. Last week’s legislative achievements are proof. Below are various funding highlights, but one of our biggest achievements is the full repeal

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By Cindy Long A teacher shortage threatens schools from coast to coast, but a recent salary increase for Maine educators is hopefully making teaching a friendlier proposition in that state. Gov. Janet T. Mills’ 2020 – 2021 budget raised the minimum annual salaries for teachers to $40,000, “to ensure that teachers in Maine will not be

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The Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act is a good incremental step toward full repeal of both the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.

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House to vote soon on doubling educator tax deduction The full House could vote this Tuesday on NEA-endorsed legislation that doubles the educator tax deduction and lifts the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for two years to help ensure adequate funding for public education and other essential services. The Restoring

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