The NEA RA is began today.
It started with a party-like atmosphere to get people energized. This short video shows the atmosphere on the first day of the NEA RA.
Illinois Governor Quinn spoke. He thanked all school emploees for what they do. Illinois has had teachers at the table every step of the way in working on reform. Good education is most important part of government.
Illinois Education Association president spoke. The state raised income tax to help fund education. The state was a safe haven for legislators from Wisconsin and Indiana. Introduced committee who organized RA.