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Our Issues

We are active on a host of issues that impact our students, educators, and communities.
Educators pose with "Raise the BSA" rally signs

Educating the whole child is about education funding, and it’s about so much more, too.

Learn more about what we're doing to improve the lives of our students, educators, and families.

Funding for Public Education

The Base Student Allocation (BSA), has been flat-funded since 2017 while fixed costs like health insurance and utility costs have skyrocketed.

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Defined Benefit Retirement

In 2006, Alaska went from offering one of the best retirement systems in the country, to one of the worst. Since that time, NEA-Alaska has been leading an effort to change that.

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GPO/WEP (Social Security Penalties)

Public servants in Alaska are subject to Social Security penalties that deprive them of benefits they have earned

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Pensions for Educators

Most Alaska public employees who fall into TRS III and PERS IV are without a true pension option, and most TRS III employees don’t have access to Social Security. This combination has had devastating consequences on our ability to attract and retain the best and brightest educators for our students.

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Reach. Teach. Inspire.

NEA-Alaska advocates for an excellent public education for each child in Alaska and advances the interests of public school employees.