Talking Points

July 6, 2006

The NEA holds their annual meeting.

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 1:17 pm

The National Education Association, one of the nations wealthiest, and co-owner of the Democratic Party, is holding its summer meeting, and delegates have decided on aggressive action plans – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

First up: Money.  Of course.

The Teachers Union is demanding that congress spend $24 Billion more on education on top of the billions we already spend.

And they are also demanding a National Minimum Wage for teachers.

Under their plan, every teacher would be guaranteed a minimum salary of $40,000 dollars a year and they want fewer students in every classroom.

Umm..how are they going to do what with all the illegals plus American students?

Anyway, the largest item on their menu is changing the ‘No Child Left Behind Law.’  Executive committee member, Becky Pringle, acknowledges that the basic intentions of the law are good (and this is a really big BUT) the NEA says that the excessive focus on testing students skills and punishing failing schools undermines education.

So, lets review:  The NEA wants more money spent on education and on their salaries.  And when they show up in the classroom with more money they want to teach fewer kids. 

AND, they want the government to stop being obsessed with testing to see if the fewer kids are learning anything.

Oh, and they also want failing schools to continue to fail without consequences.

In short, they want to leave more kids behind, and they want to be paid more to leave those kids behind.

This kind of idiocy is why more liberals are getting left behind, thankfully.

And that’s the memo

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1 Comment »

  1. Check our website to see how the union violates the rights of its own members:

    http://www.teachers-vs-union.org

    http://www.effwa.org/main/article.php?article_id=1632&number=56

    Comment by mike — July 6, 2006 @ 7:18 pm | Reply


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