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Joel Packer

Joel Packer’s clients include the National Education Association (NEA), the Committee for Education Funding, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The former director of educational policy and practice at the National Education Association, Joel Packer offers our clients his extensive knowledge of the issues and people involved in federal education policy. Joel has successfully represented educators, state universities and college students before Congress and the Administration for more than 35 years. He combines messaging, coalition building and direct advocacy on a broad range of education and budget issues.


Career Highlights

  • Director of Educational Policy and Practice at the National Education Association
  • Respected and recognized commentator on national education issues
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Labor

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