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We're here to Keep the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators, 13,000 professionals who teach the state's children every day.
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Every school must be a sanctuary for every student. And the way we achieve that is by strengthening our public education system and strengthening the educator voice within that system.
Quote by: Don Tinney, VT-NEA President

Our best hope for student success is you.

Your passion and commitment are crucial to helping all students—of all colors and backgrounds—learn, grow, and fulfill their potential. Here’s how you can get started.
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Be a voice for students

Students have a right to a safe, welcoming, and affirming learning environment in a school that respects and values them and is free of bias. Learn about issues affecting our students and how you can help students succeed.
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Build your career and find opportunities to lead

Being an education professional requires passion, dedication, confidence, and resilience. Our community helps educators at all stages in their career become leaders in their profession, in their union, and in their communities. Explore how you can achieve professional excellence and mentor others through leadership development.
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Advance justice with us

Institutional racism prevents students from getting the opportunities they deserve. See how you can bring racial and social justice into our schools and transform our communities.
Advocate for your rights and working conditions

Advocate for your rights and working conditions

Those who serve our students and communities need the support, resources, and working conditions to excel in their work. The power and influence of the NEA community are here to help you understand your rights and improve your working conditions.

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in Vermont. See what membership can mean for you!
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Our journey began more than a century ago. Yours starts now.

We've spent decades working for the schools Vermont students and educators deserve—but, there's still more to do. Like our progress during the civil rights and women’s rights movements, we need to dig in and speak up for the students and educators who are still facing inequality every day.

Let's Get Real

Let's Bring Real Change

Let's Get Real

45 out of 50 states fail to provide adequate funding to public schools.

Let's Bring Real Change

VT-NEA President Don Tinney speaks into a microphone.
Nourishing our students - satisfying their hunger and quenching their thirst - is as important as delivering academic instruction.
— Don Tinney, President of Vermont-NEA
Fight for Students with Us

More than one in five LGTBQ+ youth living in unaccepting communities attempted suicide in 2022, compared to 8 percent in very accepting places.

Let's Bring Real Change

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Read about the importance of supporting and protecting LGBTQ+ students, take action, and get involved with the movement.
Learn how to defend the freedom of our LGBTQ+ students

Standardized tests are inaccurate, inequitable, and don’t accurately measure student learning and growth.

Let's Bring Real Change

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"I don’t think there’s any worse way to decide the worth of a human being than by how they choose A, B, C or D on some standardized test."
— Pete Stone, Teacher
Learn More About Performance Based Assessments

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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Ready to stand up for public schools?

Learn more about the issues and policies that impact public education, then take action to support students.

The Union of Vermont Educators

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators, 13,000 professionals who teach the state's children every day. As the state's largest union, Vermont-NEA is proud to represent the people who make a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across Vermont.