New NEA President to Visit Students and Educators at Miami Schools

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Highest ranking Latina education and labor leader calls for an end to the test, blame and punish system that has dominated public education.

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR                                                                     Contact: Celeste Busser
September 4th, 2014                                                                 202-262-0589, cfbusser(at)nea(dot)org

New NEA President to visit students and educators at Miami schools
Highest ranking Latina education and labor leader calls for an end to the test, blame and punish system that has dominated public education

WASHINGTON―As part of the National Education Association’s Back to School tour in Florida, new NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia will be visiting students and educators at Allapattah Middle School and Hialeah Senior High School.

Eskelsen Garcia, the first Latina elected president of the 3-million-member NEA, will talk about the “toxic testing” that’s hurting students and schools, the upcoming gubernatorial election, school-to-prison pipeline, voter engagement and other education topics.

WHO: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia
         United Teachers of Dade President Fedrick Ingram
         Miami public school educators and students

WHERE:    Hialeah Senior High School
        251 E 47th Street
        Hialeah, Florida 33010

WHEN:    12:45p.m. media availability

** Early morning interviews available. Also, media may accompany Eskelsen Garcia to the school stops with prior approval.
Contact Celeste Busser at cfbusser(at)nea(dot)org **

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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing nearly 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

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