Public education advocate Jonathan Kozol with CEA President Sheila Cohen.
“I probably won’t live to see the day when the happiness of children is given the priority it ought to have in an affluent and civilized society—but you might,” Jonathan Kozol told Connecticut teachers gathered at CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference this morning.
The legendary public education advocate and author was presented with the National Teachers Hall of Fame 2016 Friend of Education Award at the annual CEA conference. Former NEA President and National Teachers Hall of Fame board member Keith Geiger presented the award to Kozol for his “over 50 years of eloquent advocacy for all of America’s school children.” Read more
CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference will take place August 4-6 this year with a new focus and some new workshop offerings. The new program aims to build capacity in locals to engage more members in collective actions.
The conference will feature keynote speaker Jonathan Kozol and a variety of workshop tracks. There are tracks for negotiators with various levels of experience as well as tracks on grievance processing, teachers and the law, organizing, and teacher evaluation.
See the conference brochure for complete workshop offerings and more information.
Contact your local president to register. Each local association is able to send several members to the conference free of charge.