<![CDATA[ Molokai High and Middle School Library<br /> - NEA RA]]>Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:12:20 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Day Four - 7/3/11]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:15:15 GMThttp://molokaihigh.weebly.com/nea-ra/day-four-7311"We should be listening to you, not lecturing to you!" VP Joe Biden told thousands of us cheering educators Sunday at NEA 90th RA.  "We should be embracing you, not pushing you aside!  You are not the problem!" he said.
The Secret Service clearance took some delegates 3 hrs. to reach the convention floor, however, the wait was well worth it.

In addition to making decisions about new business, delegates re-elected NEA President Dennis Van Roekel & VP Lily Eskelsen to 3 yr. terms.


We have raised $10,800.22 for NEA Fund which puts us #23 in the nation in donations per member.
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<![CDATA[3rd Day - 7/2/11]]>Sun, 03 Jul 2011 11:40:34 GMThttp://molokaihigh.weebly.com/nea-ra/3rd-dayWe are at the annual NEA RA, the world's largest democratic deliberative body.  As one of the 11,000 educators at McCormick Place in Chicago, we were overwhelmed with the music, pageantry, affirmation of the education profession & passionate speakers!

Business was conducted by voting on Standing Rules, By-laws, Admendments & New Business Items.

Standing Strong for Democracy!!!
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<![CDATA[2nd Day - July 1, 2011]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2011 12:42:51 GMThttp://molokaihigh.weebly.com/nea-ra/2nd-day-july-1-2011We attended NEA's 1st annual Day of Learning.  The general session opened with a panel discussion, Improving Schools Through Collaboration moderated by TV personality, Tavis Smiley.  This was a provocative, challenging and informative session about public education.


Highlights of the numerous breakout sessions were:  NEA's Commission on Effective Teachers & Teaching's vision for 30 years forward in the profession of public education & Stopping the Rhetoric, and Working Together, sponsored by the Minority Community Outreach.  Diane Abraham addressed Congressman Louis Guittierez and the esteemed panel how best teachers can stop the rhetoric between elected officials and teachers' unions. (photo later)

For full coverage of 2011 RA go to www.nea.org/ra
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<![CDATA[1st Day!]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:33:26 GMThttp://molokaihigh.weebly.com/nea-ra/1st-dayDiane Abraham & Diane Mokuau attended the HSTA caucus for the National Education Representative Assembly (NEA RA) in Chicago today.  Highlights were: being greeted by President Dennis Van Roekel, listening to NEA candidates' speeches, HSTA Negotations update & Diane Abraham's speaking on how Molokai Chapter is getting our teachers' stories out to the community.
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