« Linda Darling-Hammond Gets Hero's Welcome | Main | More from NEA's ESEA Committee »

NEA Opposes National Standards. Not.

It's interesting how a huge democratic, deliberative body can take practically anything controversial and render it palatable to the majority.

The original language of new business item 62 at this year's NEA Annual Convention would have mobilized the union against the "national standards movement" out of fear that it would lead to a national testing program.

The item passed, but only after delegates substituted language that directs the union to engage in a dialogue with stakeholders about the national goals and ensure teachers are part of the dialogue. And who doesn't support that?

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments

  • lauren: cell phones are what kids crave on they need a read more
  • enjoyjd: One of the most frustrating things for me, when my read more
  • marty: I was once a superb teacher. Students loved me, parents read more
  • J. S. Gephardt: I totally agree that teachers should be evaluated on a read more
  • Lisa: Senority... most parents want their children in a seasoned teachers read more