NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi is leading New York’s delegation to the National Education Association’s annual Representative Assembly this week in Atlanta. The NEA — the nation’s largest union of educators — is one of NYSUT’s national affiliates.
The work actually began last week with pre-RA events that included meetings of retiree leaders, students and urban educators. Sunday featured a “Read Across America” read-in at Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves, and conferences focusing on the concerns of minorities and women, and education support professionals.
On Monday, delegates could take part in a special service project in the Atlanta community as well as meetings on higher education issues and on digital learning.
The actual plenary sessions begin tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. and continue through Saturday. Delegates are expected to discuss and pass resolutions related to the national Common Core Standards and their implementation. This is an issue on which NYSUT, along with its other national affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers, has led.