Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


Issues & Advocacy

Issues & Advocacy is your stop for anything legislative or regulatory for education. Here you'll find TEA's Legislative Action Center (LAC) where you can track legislation AND contact your legislators directly. Just go to the LAC, then type your zip code. Automatically you'll get an email screen for your legislator(s). Follow important action on Twitter as well.


You'll also find TEA's Public School Advocate is the definitive bi-weekly education review for Tennessee's General AssemblyTEA's G-R-E-A-Team - grassroots lobbyists, teachers and education support professionals like you - receive special alerts, sometimes daily, when action goes into high gear around issues with real impact on you and your children. Members can subscribe, or unsubscribe, at any time. A home email address is required. 


TEA posts regular information concerning the State Board of Education whose decisions can carry the weight of law. They have tremendous impact on every facet of Tennessee's classrooms.


Five Easy Steps to Make a Real Difference

  1. Register to vote
  2. Vote in every election.
  3. Attend at least one school board meeting. Take another Association member, and make sure school board members know you are there.
  4. Stay informed about state and national laws/rules/regs that affect you and your students with TEA and NEA.
  5. Know who represents you...on the local and state school boards, county commission or city council, state legislature and Congress.
  6. Email, write and call your local, state and national representatives to garner support on our issues.

Watch this video to find out why it's so important that we work together to spread the message that public education should be a priority to our lawmakers.