Evin Shinn, TU Policy Leader, teaches 11th & 12th grade Social Studies at Cleveland HS. He shares his thoughts from his experience as a NEA/Teach Plus "Future of the Profession" Fellow.
It was in our nation’s capital that my journey with the NEA and Teach Plus started and ended. Nine months ago, we were tasked with making the union more user-friendly and relevant for the early career teachers and the millennial generation – groups that feel disenfranchised with the way the current union is structured, both in custom and usage. When teachers feel like they have to ‘wait their turn’ to make change in their own union, they get discouraged. We sought to change this mentality through social media, lobbying, face-to-face networking, and structured webinars to get our ideas out there.Read More