Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
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.