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Lily Eskelsen García

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"We must measure what matters and put students’ needs at the center of the system once again...We know what is at stake, and it is why we are educators. It is why we are fearless and why we will not be silent.”
— Lily Eskelsen Garcia, 2014 National Education Association Annual Meeting & Representative Assembly

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We Are Fearless and We Will Not Be Silent 
NEA president-elect Lily Eskelsen García concluded NEA’s 152nd Annual Meeting with a strong message to those “who don’t know what they’re talking about”: We will not be silent.

Latinos Poised to Become Economic Leaders, Says Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 
As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, a group of politicians, business, and education leaders — including NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen García — gathered in Washington, DC for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Public Policy Conference.

Bring Back Our Girls 
This morning I, like the rest of the world, watched the news for some sign of progress in finding the more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped on April 14th from their dormitories at their school — a rural school where families had the chance to give their daughters an education.


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