Clinton, former Secretary of State and First Lady, will address active and retired teachers, education support professionals and higher education staff tomorrow morning.
Tag: NEA Representative Assembly
“As educators who have dedicated our careers and lives to our students and their success, we will not stand silent wile commercial standardized testing is used to reduce public education to wreckage.”
Teri Staudinger, Washington educator: “Patty Murray is knowledgable about our issues because she actually listens to educators. She cares about the public education system, and many times has been our champion.”
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: “As educators, we’re very proud to honor Gov. Brown for his unwavering support of public education and students.”
Lucia Baez, an English Teacher in Miami Florida, was awarded NEA’s very first award for political activist of the year at the 2013 NEA Representative Assembly on Saturday, July 6.
Massachusetts 6th grade math co-teacher and NEA member Tracey Pratt: I was left feeling a sense of urgency about my own “what ifs” as a person, a teacher and a member of the NEA.
Activist and educator Lucia Baez: “What is there not to like about reaching out to people and getting them pumped up about democracy?”
Hiawatha Foster: “Everything is always for the children. We have to help them. We are the backbone, the blood to their education and future.”
Traci Arway: “I’m a special education teacher, and legislation directly affects my classroom. I can’t sit back and let it affect my students, my own children, my colleagues and myself.”
Our fifth finalist for the 2013 Political Activist of the Year award, Colleen Robson, a special education teacher from East Troy, WI, has been politically active since middle school.