NEA Grades Legislators on Commitment to Education

The National Education Association released their legislative report card for the 113th Congress’ first session, assigning A-through-F letter grades for each representative and senator.

The report evaluates lawmakers’ overall support for public education and educators based on voting records and on additional criteria including co-sponsorship of bills advancing NEA’s legislative priorities, behind-the-scenes work to advance priority issues, committee votes, accessibility of the Member and staff in Washington, D.C. and in the Member’s home state or district, and education advocacy in the Member’s home state or district.

The Report Card found that Senate Republicans have warmed up to the NEA’s agenda, while House Republicans have cooled. 16 Senate Republicans earned an A, B or C in the first session of the 113th Congress, compared to just five earning passing grades in 2011-2012.

Take a look at the grades for House members here, and Senators here.