June 22, 2015
Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 3. For the 18th consecutive year (yikes) EIA will provide daily gavel-to-gavel coverage from the floor of the National Education Association Representative Assembly (RA). This year the convention takes place in Orlando, Florida. For those of you who are new to the communiqué, you should know that distribution works a little differently that week.
I will blog each day’s events on Intercepts, which you can check at your convenience, or you can subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed. If you prefer, go to the Intercepts page, where you can sign up for blog updates via automatic e-mail. You need provide only your e-mail address. Feedburner will send you a verification e-mail and then confirm your subscription. From that point on you’ll get one, and only one, e-mail per day with the full text of the content I have added to the blog that day.
The first convention report will be posted July 3 and each evening thereafter until the convention closes on July 6.
You will not receive a communiqué for the next two weeks. On July 13 I will send a communiqué with direct links to all the items I posted on the blog during the week of the convention. That way, no one misses anything.
I will be monitoring e-mail for your questions and comments, but please make allowances for delays in my response. Happy Independence Day!
Recent Intercepts. EIA’s daily blog, Intercepts, covered these topics June 16-22:
* When Charters Go Union, Reporters Love Writing About It. Never have so many written so much about so few.
* Who Ratted on Rafe and Why? Famous teacher experiences collegiality.
* NEA’s Presidential Endorsement Dilemma. Timing is everything.
* Call and Response. NEA practices ventriloquism.
Quote of the Week. “The highest priority of civil rights community for improving this law is also the National Education Association’s highest priority to defeat.” – Kati Haycock, president of the Education Trust, speaking about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (June 19 Wall Street Journal)