PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
Pennsylvania’s public schools should be the safest and healthiest places for students to learn and grow. To make sure they are, we need the most qualified teachers, teaching assistants, school nurses, counselors, psychologists, and social workers.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
PSEA is focusing its work in 2020 on policy priorities intended to tackle Pennsylvania’s educator shortage, attract more people of color to teaching, and ensure that all students have access to caring educators, teaching assistants, nurses, counselors, school psychologists, and social workers.
“Students benefit from having talented professionals at school who know them and their communities well. We want to work collaboratively with policymakers from both parties to ensure the next generation of Pennsylvanians are successful. That means tackling the educator shortage head-on so that more school districts are able to attract and retain high-quality professionals to work with students at all levels.” - Rich Askey
Every election is inevitably billed as “the most important election in ... (years/a generation/a lifetime, etc.).” Depending on the issues at stake, the candidates, or your point of view, you may or may not agree. But the truth is, every election is the most important election simply because it’s the next one in which you get to cast your vote. It’s your one (and possibly only) chance to actually do something about the issues that affect your daily life, instead of just arguing about them on social media.
PSEA’s 2020 policy priorities reflect the feedback of members who work directly with students in our public schools every day.
“No one knows the challenges in public education better than the educators and support professionals who work with students every day. We listened to what they had to say, and now we want to engage with lawmakers to find solutions to these challenges.”
- Rich Askey
2020 Education Policy Priorities