Tell me again how Obama doesn't have special interests.
The National Education Association, the largest education union, is preparing for a long, tough fight to re-elect President Obama.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:55 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
That's a broad assumption to make...
“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. 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 millions of dollars in dues …” ~ NEA General Counsel/Union Leader, Bob Chanin
He spoke in WE, right? Unless he has a mouse in his pocket (or Weiner), then I would say it's a FAIR assessment...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:19 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
To what end? What do they have to gain by keeping the worst of teachers on the job?
That's a Question even Steve Jobs has asked..... But they DO IT.... Research The NEA and individual state Unions involvement in Tenure Laws... Then research the number of teachers who have not been fired after misconduct, poor teaching outcomes, etc and have been protected through Tenure laws.... ahhhhh yes... Tenure Laws~ Keeping Poor teachers employed on the taxpayer's dime through politicking.... Brought to you by the NEA....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:31 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
America is already falling behind other countries in the education league so anyone with an interest in quality education would be crazy not to support Obama. There is no alternative.
As a teacher, I would have no problem voting for anyone other than PBO. The best thing that could happen to American education is to get rid of the NEA and get the fed. gov't out of education. It isn't in the US Constitution at all. They get in through funding. It is called 'the power of the purse'. If we want the $$, we have to follow their rules. States that opt out of fed. money have better scores than those that take any and all $$.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:18 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
You have your reasons to support them. I have my reasons to oppose
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:54 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Check out the All time TOP DONORS and check out their party Affiliation... ;o)
Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:00 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 2:30 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Local Chapters Encouraging Politicking in the Schools....
Answer by Carpy at 6:02 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Next question overall
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Any one a mpb member if so how long and how is it working out for you?