New NEA President to Visit Students and Educators at Orlando Schools

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

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Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

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 Westside K-8 and Highlands Elementary schools in Kissimmee.

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
FEA President Andy Ford
Osceola County Education Association officers            
Orlando public school educators and students

Where:    
Westside K-8
2551 Westside Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747

When:    
Friday, September 5th
5-9a.m. and 1-4p.m. one-on-one media availability
10a.m. Westside K-8
12p.m. Highlands Elementary School

** Media may accompany Eskelsen Garcia to the school stops with prior approval.
Contact; Celeste Busser at cfbusser(at)nea(dot)org **
202-262-0589

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.


Contact

  • Celeste Busser
    National Education Association
    202-262-0589
    Email