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Speeches Delivered at the 2010 Representative Assembly

 

Researcher Diane Ravitch received the NEA Friend of Education Award at the 2010 Representative Assembly.

Videos of Speeches Delivered at the 2010 Representative Assembly (in their entirety)

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Dennis Van Roekel, NEA President, Gives Keynote Address

Dennis Van Roekel, NEA President, Gives Keynote Address
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel calls on delegates at the 2010 NEA Representative Assembly to lead the charge for education. He says “we are the ones who can make public schools great.”

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Diane Ravitch, 2010 NEA Friend of Education,  Defends Public Education

Diane Ravitch, 2010 NEA Friend of Education, Defends Public Education
Researcher and former Assistant Education Secretary Diane Ravitch blasts ‘so-called reforms’ in No Child Left Behind in a speech to NEA members at the 2010 NEA Representative Assembly. She says the current education reform movement is pushing bad ideas.

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Martin O’Malley, 2010 Greatest Governor

Martin O’Malley, 2010 Greatest Governor
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley addresses delegates at the 2010 NEA Representative Assembly. He credits Maryland's progress in education to the teamwork of educators, parents, the Association, and the community.

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Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year

Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year
Iowa high school English teacher and NEA member Sarah Brown Wessling addresses delegates at the 2010 NEA Representative Assembly. The 2010 National Teacher of the Year talks about the importance of being the lead learner in the classroom.

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Helen Cottongim, 2010 ESP of the Year

Helen Cottongim, 2010 ESP of the Year
Kentucky bus driver, organizer, and advocate Helen Cottongim addresses delegates at the 2010 NEA Representative Assembly. The 2010 ESP of the Year has driven three generations of students since she began her career as a school bus driver in 1972.

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