Tuesday, July 03, 2007

NEA Report #3 -- The State Caucus Meeting

Every morning from 7:00 to 9:00, before we leave for the Representative Assembly at the convention center, we attend the state caucus meeting. At this meeting, we receive the recommendations of the state's leadership team, aka the resolutions committee. They have studied the new business items, and the amendments (to bylaws, standing rules and the constitution) and they make recommendations about how our state should vote on each issue. After they make each recommendation, there is lots of debate amongst the membership. (All strictly following Robert's Rules of Order!) Ultimately, each member decides how he/she will vote, regardless of the recommendation.

Lest you think this is all work and no play, I submit the following photos of our state association president, sporting topical headgear. A hat from Sunday on the theme of "When Pigs Fly," and a hat from today, Monday, that recognizes the 15oth anniversary of the formation of the National Education Association here in Philadelphia:

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