October 25, 2014

New WEAC head at national convention

Immigration reform is among the topics that top officials from the nation’s teachers unions are taking up at the annual National Education Association meeting.

“It’s time to fix the system and create a road map for citizenship for those who’ve been part of our communities and our families for many, many years,” says Betsy Kippers, president-elect of the Wisconsin Education Association Council. “And we just want some common sense solutions to reflect our values.”

More than 10,000 educators are taking up issues surrounding school safety and student interest rate hikes this week in Atlanta, Georgia. Kippers adds that the event is also to “celebrate what our educators do every day for our students.”

The event runs through Friday.