LCEA at the NEA RA

All you ever wanted to know about National Education Association Representative Assembly, an annual gathering held in the first weeks of July.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Independence Hall Tour

We the assembled

Monday, July 09, 2007

Making the official nomination

Janis Eggert of Oregon was running for re-election to the NEA Board as an ESP Director, At-Large. And she won!


Originally uploaded by lanecountyea

Deliberating over new business items

Embracing Philly

Originally uploaded by lanecountyea

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Shakin' off the cobwebs

It's been almost a year since my last entry, so of course I forgot the password to get in and a couple things changed with Google's acquisition of Blogger. But now I'm back on track.

This year I plan to share more photos and fewer words. The basic structure and tone of the RA has not changed, so last year's information is still valid.

A few highlights off the top of my head:

With the presidential election gathering steam we were treated to visits from several candidates including Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama. Delegates were allowed to go up and take photographs, but I didn't venture to the stage until Obama's visit. Not that I've decided he's "the one," but like one of the other candidates said, he IS the rock star of the Democratic Party. And you gotta get a photo of a rock star.

Getting up to the stage to take his photograph was an experience in itself. The line leading up to the stage was quite long and they only allowed a few people forward at at time. We also had to stoop down to avoid blocking the view of the other delegates. It felt like I was in a WWI combat trench, trying to make my way to the front lines. Not surprisingly, I was happier with the photos I took leading up to the stage than the one I actually took there.

Photo before getting to the stage:

Photo at the stage: