Anniversary Reflections

I took office as NEA president in September of last year. I’m pretty sentimental about birthdays and anniversaries. Ok. Not so sentimental as I’m pretty much looking for any excuse to have a party. But aside from the celebration, an anniversary is a good time to reflect. I started the year going Back to School More…

Our Golden Opportunity

Many of you know what our students have had to endure regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Far from the origins of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was designed to help close the resource gap between schools in affluent communities and schools in communities of poverty More…

When will Toxic Testing End? When a Child is Dying? Not Always

What happened to Andrea Rediske and her son Ethan will break your heart, and illustrate the callous absurdity of high stakes toxic testing. I had the privilege of meeting her and sharing her story. (We actually met through this blog!) It is time to take action! Join us: Time to Teach, Time to Learn