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NEA Regroups, Refocuses After Losing Members

NEA Works To Reform Organization After Losing Members

To counteract a 230,000-member drop in just three years, the National Education Association has launched a Center for Organizing that will provide training and tools for educators. The center will also use membership as an avenue to better teaching and learning conditions, according to Education Week.

"I can stand here until you sign a membership form, but the minute I leave, you need to see the value in that engagement," said Jim Testerman, director of the NEA Center for Organizing. 

The NEA acknowledged they will face challenges such as getting affiliates who have their sights set on the "service" mentality, as well as taking care of greivances and collective bargaining issues, Education Week reported. 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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