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Coverage of the NEA Convention Begins July 2

posted at 5:14 pm on June 24, 2013 by

For the 16th consecutive year, I will provide daily gavel-to-gavel coverage from the floor of the National Education Association Representative Assembly. This year the convention takes place in Atlanta, Georgia.

I will blog each day’s events here in the Greenroom and on Intercepts. The first convention report will be posted July 2 and each evening thereafter until the convention adjourns on July 6.

I expect the proceedings will contain a lot of talk about “turning the corner” and “going on offense,” very similar to what we have heard from the AFL-CIO for the past, oh, 25 years. It’s an off-year, and as far as I know, NEA isn’t planning any earthshaking changes in policy.

I will be available via e-mail (mike AT for your questions and comments during the convention, but please make allowances for delays in my response. Happy Independence Day!

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Thanks for infiltrating that nest of rattlesnakes, Mike. Your reports should be enlightening.

KS Rex on June 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

I’m a teacher and I think I’d go batty being there, so thanks for entering the lion’s den for us!

Bob's Kid on June 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Be sure to blast a headline if they actually discuss, you know, education.

skydaddy on June 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM