An Explosive Representative Assembly

Mike Antonucci has deal on more Representative Assembly developments, including:

A development on yesterday’s blog, about “education allies” members.  They will have to pay a membership fee of $25 to allow them to make PAC donations.

Additionally, the delegates approved measures that allow the national union to establish trusteeships over local affiliates, and set hurdles to be met before a local affiliate can secede from NEA. The latter measure also requires a seceding affiliate to give up the name “education association” or “association of educators” if it leaves NEA.

Fewer than 6,000 delegates were present to vote, which is the lowest total since I have been covering the NEA convention in 1998.y.