News Release

Nation’s Largest Independent Teachers Association Holds 28th Annual Meeting in Washington

Washington, DC (June 16, 2003) - Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism (CEAFU), the nation’s third largest professional teacher association, will hold its 28th annual meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia, on June 17-18.

CEAFU is an independent teachers organization dedicated to ending forced unionism in education. In past years, the conference has been addressed by Senator Lamar Alexander, and Congressman J.C. Watts.

The press will be welcome to attend the following events during the conference, with the schedule subject to change:

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

  • 11:15-12:30 Milton Chappell, National Right to Work Legal Defense & Education Foundation, "Implications of Otto v. Pennsylvania State Education Association and other Ongoing Legal Battles."
  • 2:00 Mrs. Lori Yaklin, Senior Advisor on Family Educational Rights, US Dept. of Education, "Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act."

Wednesday, June 18

  • 8:00 - 10:00 WendyW. Scott (invited), CAE, Association & Board Consulting Services, "From Boomers to Millennials: Membership Recruitment and Retention Strategies for the Next Generation of Association Members."
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Mike Antonucci, Director, Education Intelligence Agency, "Public Education Research, Analysis and Investigations."
  • 1:00 - 1:30 Charlene Haar, President, Education Policy Institute, "The PTA and NEA Connection."
  • 1:30 - 2:30 Tracey Bailey, 1993 National Teacher of the Year, National Projects Manager, Association of American Educators (AAE), "Equal Access: AAE's Experience in Kansas."
  • 2:00 - 3:00 David Thompson, Esq., Senior Labor Counsel, United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, "Defining Unions in Education and the Role of Financial Disclosure."

For more information on this event, please contact Justin Hakes at (703) 770-3374.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in over 200 cases nationwide.

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