5 from the NEA and its Affiliates

NEA: A Special Mission (2009)
National Education Association
I am NEA Alaska (2009)
National Education Association, Alaska
A True Florida Story: Mr. Politician (2009)
Florida Education Association
We are the MEA! (2009)
Michigan Education Association
Why Do You Teach? (2010)
Connecticut Education Association

From Answering the Call by Sabrina Holcomb:

On a summer afternoon in 1857, 43 educators gathered in Philadelphia, answering a national call to unite as one voice in the cause of public education.

At the time, learning to read and write was a luxury for most children—and for many children of color, it was actually a crime. But almost 150 years later,  the voice of the fledgling Association has risen to represent 2.7 million educators, and what was once a privilege for a fortunate few is now a rite of passage for every American child.

Over the years, NEA has played an increasingly vital role in improving the conditions under which teachers work and children learn. In the turbulent 1960s, the historic merger of the NEA and the predominantly Black American Teachers Association promoted the human and civil rights of educators and students of all ethnicities.

Today, public schools guarantee every American child a free education, regardless of race or gender, religion or spoken language, social class or disability. And when this diverse group heads to school each morning, dedicated NEA members are there to teach, drive, feed, counsel, nurse—and inspire.

Please visit the National Education Association for more information.