NEA: Reclaiming Public Education as a Common Good

Becky Pringle headshot
January 12, 2021
Richard M. Long, Learning First Alliance
Becky Pringle, President, National Education Association

As head of the nation's largest teacher's union, Becky Pringle understands the need to have courageous conversations on equity, inclusion and race. "We are leading a movement to reclaim public education as a common good as a foundation of this democracy and investing in it in a way that reflects that," she says. "We can't stop there, though, we have to transform it into something it was never designed to be, a racially and socially just and equitable system that prepares every student everyone to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world."