About 130 Iowans are attending a West Coast convention billed as the world’s largest democratic deliberative body.More than 10-thousand delegates are at the National Education Association assembly in Los Angeles. Jolene Franken, president of the Iowa State Education Association, says they’re discussing issues like school safety, teacher quality, testing and accountability.Votes by the delegates will set the N-E-A platform for the year ahead. Franken says there are more delegates at the L-A gathering than the Republican and Democratic National Conventions combined. On the subject of school safety, Franken says schools are the safest places most children can go.The convention concludes Saturday. Franken represents 32-thousand Iowa teachers and school support staff.
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