HCTA Welcomes New Educators

(July 30, 2019) HCTA Executive Board members joined Hernando County Schools in welcoming nearly 100 new educators to the county during the district's annual New Teacher Orientation. Day one of the three day induction allowed our professional association to greet incoming teachers, provide lunch, and share the benefits of membership in our local, state and national organizations. A majority of attending new hires chose to invest in their profession through membership! Together, we make a difference! HCTA is excited to be growing with these professionals.

 

HCTA @ the NEA Representative Assembly

Elected representatives of HCTA attended the National Education Association's Representative Assembly (RA) in Houston, TX, July 3rd-7th. These dedicated association members, along with thousands of education colleagues from across the nation, vetted positions on current education issues and tackled 160 new business items over the course of five days. The RA serves at the primary legislative and policy-making body of the NEA. To learn more about the work of the NEA RA, visit the National Education Association's webpage.

Weingarten: Educators must save democracy

“Teachers have always had power,” AFT President Randi Weingarten told the crowd at the TEACH opening plenary Thursday afternoon. “We need to own our power. And we need to build our power so we can move our agenda—for our students and our families; for safe, welcoming and well-funded public schools; for affordable higher education; healthcare that is a right, not a privilege; a living wage; a decent retirement; a healthy climate and a strong democracy.”