CEA delegates recently joined their colleagues from around the country in New Orleans for the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly (NEA RA). The NEA RA is the highest decision-making body within the over 3.2 million-member NEA. With over 9,000 delegates, the RA is also the world’s largest democratic deliberative body.
A different city is chosen to host the NEA RA every year, and this year delegates will be in New Orleans until July 6. NEA RA delegates debate the vital issues that impact U.S. public education and set Association policy and activities for the year ahead.
Earlier this year, CEA members elected their peers to represent their concerns as delegates to the NEA RA. Delegates represent state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the NEA membership.
To stay up-to-date on the most recent news from the NEA RA check out the RA Tod@y Blog 2010 or RA Today articles.
I want to thank my district of Waterbury, CEA and NEA for having the opportunity to attend to the NEA/RA for the first time. It was an amazing experience. It was incredible to see so many teachers together discussing about 99 new business items that will impact our entire nation, local and national public education system and the world. The knowledge learned in this assembly is worthy. I feel empowered, motivated to work harder and to continue working as a leader, representative and advocate of our teachers!
Glad you had such a good time at your first NEA RA Luanelly!