I love that my union fights for ESPs everyday. The National Education Association is fighting to give all ESPs the voice they deserve here at home and around the world.
Education International gave voice to education support professionals across the globe at its 8th Annual World Congress held last month in Bangkok, Thailand.
Education International (EI) is a 400-member federation of global teachers’ trade unions representing 32 million education personnel, and its World Congress is a meeting of the decision-making body that determines the policy, programs, and budget for the organization.
This year the World Congress voted unanimously in support of the rights and status of Education Support Personnel (ESP) and to officially declare May 16th as World ESP Day to recognize their work and contribution to quality education.
Attending the congress was an NEA delegation that include ESP members Lois Yukna and Saul Ramos. Ramos, a paraeducator from Massachusetts and the 2017 ESP of the year, addressed the World Congress in favor of the resolution to support ESPs. NEA Today spoke to Ramos about his experience at EI. Click button to read more about Ramos and the World Congress event.