Friday, June 29, 2007

NEA RA



I'm off to Philly for a week long....conference? meeting? Hmm....I keep calling it a conference, but I'm not sure that's exactly what it is. Here's what nea.org has to say about where I'm going and what I'm doing:
Delegates will gather June 30 through July 5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Association's 145th Annual Meeting and 86th Representative Assembly.
The National Education Association Representative Assembly (RA) is NEA's highest decision-making body. With over 9,000 delegates, it is also the world's largest democratic, deliberative body.
The RA is convened every July during the Annual Meeting. The first two days are devoted to discussions, conferences, and exhibits—but the highlight is the Representative Assembly itself. During this important event, delegates debate issues that impact American public education, elect top officers, and set policy for the 3.2 million-member Association.
Over 9,000 delegates that are setting policy for 3.2 million members. Crazy, right? Almost makes me feel special!
So, I'm off for a week....I'm sure I'll come back with lots of stories about how amazing and powerful and awe inspiring it was to sit in a room filled with educators and discuss issues near and dear to my heart. Right now though, I'm just dreading waking up at 3 am to get to where I need to go!

5 comments:

DENVER'S TUMBLING LEAF said...

How cool! I hope you do get inspired... But wait, I thought you were finally on vacation?

:-)

Kelli said...

Denver's tumbling leaf has a point about vacation.

I hope you like Philadelphia! That's the city I grew up closest too and it's got some neat areas. It's cool you'll be there over the 4th since that's where the whole thing began anyway!

Looking forward to stories when you're back next week.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, Thanks for the PIX. -You in Philly-. Did you eat a Philly Cheese-steak sandwich?? Try one...
You amaze me.
See you when you get back. Mom S

Dianna said...

Hey I wish I knew you were in PA! We jsut got back from visiting my sister and her family! Hope you had fun! Miss you!
Dianna :)

DENVER'S TUMBLING LEAF said...

Where've you been? Enjoying summer a little too much, I'm guessing!