New NEA President Must Deal With Critics Of Tenure And Common Core


Politico (7/6, Emma) reports that new National Education Association president Eskelsen García “faces court cases challenging teacher tenure and job protections, the defection of historically loyal Democrats, growing apprehension over the Common Core, diminishing ranks” and “public relations campaigns painting her union as greedy.” According to Politico, García “wants to further shift the union away from its longstanding and reflexive support of Democrats,” and “to lead a campaign against high-stakes decision-making based on test scores at the same time she firms up her union’s support of the Common Core.”