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.