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Teacher Voices from the DNC

August 28, 2008 1 min read

As Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama takes the podium Thursday night to end his party’s national convention, many in the audience will be educators. According to the monthly magazine The American Prospect, about one in ten delegates on the convention floor are members of teachers’ unions. Among the teachers are Dorian De Long, Monica Jurado Stonier, and retiree Marjorie Clark, who have been blogging about their experiences in Denver. Their convention commentary isn’t all politics – the posts cover everything from celebrity sightings to special interest swag.

De Long is using his blog as a tool to educate his high school social studies students in Arvada, Colo., according to Channel 9 News in Denver. “I really wanted to show them that they can make a difference,” De Long told the local television station.

As the DNC comes to a close, the Republican National Convention begins Monday in Minneapolis—St. Paul, Minn. The schedule includes an appearance by National Education Association Executive Director John Wilson at the Education Forum on 21st Century Skills, which the NEA is co-sponsoring.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Web Watch blog.

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