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Vice President of NEA, The Largest Teachers' Union, Joins Forum!

We are thrilled to announce that Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association (NEA), will round out the panel for Our Great Education Challenge on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

She will join panelists Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for "Superman"; Joel Klein, chancellor of New York City Schools; Jon Schnur, CEO of New Leaders for New Schools; and Deborah Gist, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education.
 
As vice president of the NEA, the largest teachers' union in the country with 3.2 million members, Eskelsen is one of the nation's highest-ranking labor leaders and one of its most influential Hispanic educators. A former Utah Teacher of the Year, Eskelsen believes that educators are professionals with the responsibility to take action, individually and collectively, to make the promise of public education a reality and to prepare every student to succeed.  Click here to read more about Lily Eskelsen.