There is a new box to check on your IEA membership enrollment form.

The start of the school year.

I’m starting my ninth year of retirement and I can’t imagine the stress teachers are going through this year.

If I can toss out one piece of good news.

Remember back to the Red State Teacher Strikes of 2018 and 2019?

Evanston teacher Clare Kelly had this idea that the National Education Association should create a fund that would allow NEA members across the country to offer monetary support to their colleagues.

Her proposal was adopted by the Representative Assembly (not without some struggle with the national leadership, naturally).

This year the Illinois Education Association became the first state affiliate to include the Crisis Fund on the membership form.

Kudos to Clare.

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