NEA Confab: Stripping On Stage, Rhetorical Pretzels & More
With Congress out and the eduworld left waiting to find out the fate of $800 million in proposed cuts from the Obama administration's signature school reform vehicles, the most political thing going on now seems to be the NEA convention.
Check out my colleague Stephen Sawchuk's stellar coverage here, or, more specifically, zero in on:
- What caused Diane Ravitch to strip off her jacket in front of the union's assembly;
- Whether the union did, indeed, vote to throw EdSec Arne Duncan completely under the edu-bus;
- Whether delegates have even one iota of confidence in Race to the Top;
- How NEA President Dennis Van Roekel twisted himself into a "rhetorical pretzel" while trying to criticize Obama and not criticize him at the same time.