Saturday, July 1, 2017

Keeping retirement weird. Charter schools at the NEA Representative Assembly. | Fred Klonsky

Keeping retirement weird. Charter schools at the NEA Representative Assembly. | Fred Klonsky:

Keeping retirement weird. Charter schools at the NEA Representative Assembly.

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After 20 years, my last NEA RA was a couple of years ago in Orlando.
For a couple of decades I celebrated the Fourth of July weekend in what ever town the National Education Association was holding their national Representative Assembly.

Not any more.
Last night Anne and I were listening to the symphony in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.
I didn’t love the choice of music they were playing, but the setting and the weather were unbeatable.
A young couple sat down next to us. He was from a small town in Lyon, France. She was from a Polish town near Krakow, Poland. He was working here for a French firm. She was on a short visa to see him.
“I don’t understand,” he said. “I never meet anyone who voted for Trump and yet he was elected.”
“Wrong city,” I explained.
Meanwhile one of the big issues at the RA in Boston is charter schools.
Funny thing about the NEA. They were early to endorse Hillary Clinton but are just Keeping retirement weird. Charter schools at the NEA Representative Assembly. | Fred Klonsky:



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