The Education Department wants states to re-submit "equity plans" to ensure that effective teachers are matched with disadvantaged and minority students.
The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.
Members of NEA appear to be concerned about the union's partnerships with corporations.
In a surprising vote at the Representative Assembly on July 4, delegates passed a new business item calling for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign.
With 94 percent of the vote going her way, Lily Eskelsen Garcia was elected president of the National Education Association today at the union's convention.
At the NEA's Representative Assembly, delegates passed a series of notable new business items on issues including testing, accountability, and the common-core standards.
Dennis Van Roekel says today's reform efforts aren't working, are too test-dependent, and that there are more productive ways to boost teacher quality.
A guide to how the National Education Association spent more than $340 million in dues revenue in 2012-13.
The board of directors will propose a New Business Item calling for a campaign against "toxic testing."
The NEA reports membership losses of 16,000 for 2013-14, dropping it below 3 million members.