Almost 200 delegates and members joined us for this year's Vermont-NEA Representative Assembly. Here you can find all the highlights of a great day.
2017 Editon of The Call (Details and information)
Awards Program (featuring stories about members, activists, students)
In front of the largest group of Representative Assembly delegates in recent memory, Sen. Bernie Sanders reconfirmed his defense of public education and the men and women who teach our children. As part of a town-hall style discussion solely for members, Bernie made it clear that the approach in Washington will hurt our schools, our students, our economy and our future. “If you were to sit up and say, ‘Let’s think about the stupidest things that we can come up with,’ you’re going to pretty much write the Trump budget,” he said. The hour-long session included a panel of educators, a principal, and a student. He also took questions from the crowd. While he touched on health care, climate change, and income inequality, he made it crystal clear that preserving our public schools is important for our future.