After dithering earlier, NEA delegates finally passed an item supporting the opt-out movement. It also plans to campaign against common-core tests.
The amendment would have given the states in which affiliates of the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers have merged more representation within the union.
The lengthy debate on the item suggests that it may be easier for union members to agree to a broad stance against racism than to specific, concrete actions to undo its influence.
Many proposals to the NEA delegation this year oppose standardized testing and/or support opt-out.
The NEA will add to its collection of resources on opting out of standardized tests.
The NEA says it will put more resources into training and partnerships to combat unequal treatment of students of different races.
The NEA President spoke about her own journey within the union.
Yesterday, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia sat down with Education Week for a wide-ranging conversation.
NEA reported boosting its 2014-15 membership rolls by about 14,300 educators.
What to watch for at this year's convention.