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July 04, 2011

NEA's Delegates Approve Obama Endorsement, Dues Increase

Despite a lot of hand-wringing, delegates to the National Education Association's Representative Assembly approved an early endorsement for President Barack Obama, and by a good margin.

July 04, 2011

NEA Passes Teacher-Evaluation Policy, With a Catch-22 on Test Scores

NEA affiliates can in theory but not yet in practice use test scores as part of a teacher's evaluation.

July 04, 2011

Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies (of Confetti)

Confetti cannons at the NEA's Fourth of July celebration!

July 04, 2011

Preview of Upcoming Resolutions to Watch

UPDATED Here at the 2011 NEA Representative Assembly, we've reached the cutoff for new business items and we now have the full list available. Most of them toe the line of years past (support for national-board certification, condemnation of "privatization"), but there are a few that caught my ey...

July 03, 2011

NEA Delegates Reject Call to Oust Arne Duncan

The delegates voted down New Business Item 22, which would have required the union to call for Education Secretary Arne Duncan's ouster. That doesn't mean they're happy with him, though.

July 03, 2011

Why State Delegations Vote Together

Ever wonder how the state affiliates keep their members in line on votes on new business items and the like?

July 03, 2011

'A Fight Within the Family': VP Biden's Speech to the NEA

Vice President Biden emphasizes areas of agreement with NEA's vision of public education.

July 02, 2011

Motion to Delay Obama Endorsement Falls Short

An item to delay a vote on whether or not to endorse Barack Obama was just voted down by the National Education Association's delegate assembly. Now, pay attention please: This does not mean that the union will actually endorse Obama later this weekend! It merely means the vote won't be put off. ...

July 02, 2011

NEA Adopts Resolution Criticizing Arne Duncan

The NEA passes an item criticizing Duncan, and the Education Department responds.

July 02, 2011

NEA Endorses 'Save Our Schools' March

The NEA endorses the "Save Our Schools" grassroots march planned for Washington, D.C., in late July.

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