Illinois Reps at NEA Convention Hope to Promote Barack Obama for President

Washington, D.C. – THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION BEGINS ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON... AND ILLINOIS LEADERS ARE EXCITED TO HELP TEACH THEIR FELLOW MEMBERS ABOUT THE PRAIRIE STATE'S JUNIOR SENATOR.

I-E-A PRESIDENT KEN SWANSON SAYS HE FULLY EXPECTS THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO ENDORSE BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT... AND SAYS HE'S BEEN PLEASED WITH THE ILLINOIS DEMOCRAT'S WORK BOTH AS A STATE LAWMAKER AND U-S SENATOR.

SWANSON SAYS EDUCATORS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WILL ALSO BE TALKING ABOUT WAYS TO BETTER THE LEARNING PROCESS FOR CHILDREN.

HE SAYS THERE WILL BE A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT, INCLUDING DEBATE ON WHETHER TO MODIFY THE LAW OR RE-WRITE IT ALTOGETHER.

THE N-E-A NATIONAL CONVENTION IS JULY 3RD THROUGH THE 7TH IN WASHINGTON.

YOU CAN HEAR JENNIFER FULLER INTERVIEW KEN SWANSON ABOUT THE N-E-A'S PLANS AND EXPECTATIONS BY GOING TO WSIU-DOT-ORG AND CLICKING ON PODCASTS, THEN MORNING CONVERSATION.