HomeEducationExposing NEA Union Bosses: Priceless Exposing NEA Union Bosses: Priceless Lorie Byrd June 30, 2006 Education 8 Comments This campaign to expose the NEA is brilliant. Let's Say Thanks If you want my sympathies, try and act sympathetic once in a while Related Posts Common Core: New Education Program Teaches Kids That ‘Commands’ of Government ‘Must Be Obeyed’ So why would somebody bring a gun to a school? The Brokeback Class About The Author Lorie Byrd 8 Comments Brian the Adequate June 30, 2006 My dad was a teacher for 43 years, NEA Union steward for his high school for 20 of those years. Quit the NEA in disgust over the coruption and the hard left politics. SHe spent the last five years of his career trying everything short of a lawsuit to keep them from taking the political money from his check. Go EFF. Brian the Adequate June 30, 2006 Bad typo, SHe should obviously be He. Dang I need to preview. cirby June 30, 2006 The NEA folks think it’s going to be a great opportunity to gain some power and leverage. I’ve met a lot of the NEA leadership. I’ve met a lot of AFL-CIO guys over the years. It’s like minnows inviting the sharks in. (And, as mentioned by Brian, the NEA is really hard left-wing. They talk like the posters on Democratic Underground…) goddessoftheclassroom June 30, 2006 My local Association negotiates my benefit package, so I don’t begrudge it a penny. I do begrudge the liberal bias of the state and national Associations because I see them furthering their agendas before looking out for my students and me. I belong to the NEA because I have to if I wnat to belong to the local; I can’t opt out. Ir does provide $1 million liability coverage, and I’d have to pay Fair Share anyway. Scrapiron June 30, 2006 No Education Allowed (NEA) The proof is their drive to kill the ‘no child left behind’ program so they can’t be held responsible for the failure of the teachers to teach. That is the entire problem in the school systems as a whole, teachers who can’t or won’t teach. Pete June 30, 2006 You dpn’t owe your local ANYTHING. I teach and refuse to belong to a union. Check out http://www.righttowork.org and unionfacts.com just me July 1, 2006 Public education will not improve until the unions are removed. The unions are more about collecting dues and their political agenda than they are about education and teaching the children. ted July 1, 2006 Fighting the NEA should be domestic policy priority #1. It is the lynchpin to Dem power as well as the lynchpin to our failing public education and breeding ground for America hating.