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National Press Club: Former school lunch lady now heads NEA

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia was a school lunch lady before being encouraged to go to college to become a teacher. She was later named Utah's Teacher of the Year, and now is president of the National Education Association.

At the beginning of the school year, she speaks and answers questions at the National Press Club in Washington.

To listen to the speech, click the audio player above.
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