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National Education Association and League of United Latin American Citizens Announce Partnership that Will Aim to Increase Education Access

Partnership will work towards supporting current education policies that ensure Latinos and other communities are adequately represented across local, state, and federal education policy.

February 14, 2024

Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Education Association (NEA) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announces a new strategic partnership to address education disparities amongst Latino students, along with other underrepresented communities. On Wednesday, February 14 during LULAC’s Legislative Conference, NEA President Becky Pringle, Actor and Social Activist Edward James Olmos, and Award-Winning Writer Rafeal Agustin will participate on a panel discussion titled, “BRIDGING THE GAP IN LATINO EDUCATION: FOCUS ON EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES AND SOLUTIONS.”

“All students, no matter the language they speak, their place of birth, or their ZIP code, deserve great public schools,” said NEA President Becky Pringle. “They deserve public schools that instill a love of learning and that prepare them academically and socially for bright futures. LULAC is the prominent leading advocate for the Latino community as well as the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in the country. We are thrilled to collaborate with LULAC to make sure all students have what they need and deserve to step into their brilliance. By supporting student learning in the classroom and beyond, we know that together we can create a more just society, an economy that works for all of us, and a more inclusive democracy,” added Pringle.

“This partnership is crucial to all Latino students across the country. As an organization, LULAC wants to ensure that Latino children can access high quality, early learning, and childcare programs, and provide students with the tools and support needed to close the achievement gap they face in higher education," says Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President. "Having NEA as a partner will inform how, along with NEA and other partners, we can continue to invest, support, and work towards closing the education gap currently facing many in our communities," added Garcia.


About National Education Association (NEA)
The National Education Association (www.nea.org) is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

About League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 535 Councils and 145,000 members across the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org