Thursday, February 24, 2011

The NEA - It's Not Because We Care About Children

As a teacher, all I can say is Bob Chanin, General Counsel to the National Education Association clearly illustrates why I am NOT a member of the NEA.

I hope I'm not the only one that is taken aback when he says the following:

"Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas; it is not because of the merit of our positions; it is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child.

The NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them; the union that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees"

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