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Next Meeting:  October 9, 2018

 TOPIC:  The Future:  NEA’s Vanguard for Collective Action

Join Philly LERA for a timely presentation on the National Education Association’s unique and creative organizing program to engage educators in social justice issues in order to improve teaching and learning conditions in public schools. Although its Center for Organizing was created to strengthen relationships between the NEA and its members, recent polls have shown increasing public support for public school teachers’ right to strike, even in states without collective bargaining laws.

Jim Testerman, the Senior Director for NEA’s Center for Organizing, and Jeff Taschner, Executive Director of the Delaware Education Association, will discuss the cultural shift at the national, state and local level and will discuss the educator walkouts this past spring and the RedForEd movement.  Don’t miss this meeting!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY Wednesday, October 3, 2018!!  Email Debbie Murray-Sheppard ( or call (302) 577-5072.

Time:     5:30 P.M. Social Hour (heavy appetizers provided; cash bar)
                 6:15 P.M. Program  (Note the new earlier start time for program)

Place:       The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
                   216 South 16th Street
                   Philadelphia, PA 19102


Annual dues  and meeting fees may be made directly though PayPal:

See the Membership page for details on dues, fees and other payment options.

Future Meetings:
November 13, 2018
December 11, 2018
January 8, 2019
No meeting in February
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
***May 29, 2019 *** (LERA reception – National Academy of Arbitrators annual meeting)


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