I'm not sure what your son heard on the radio, but I think
KS-NEA is a strong supportive group. I belonged for many
years and am now a Retired KNEA/NEA member. I continue my
membership because I think it is a strong group that unifies
the needs of teachers and students.
Maybe you'd want to visit the knea.org website and explore
On 8/23/08, Kgrace wrote:
> I'm in Colorado, but I really like the state of Kansas.
> The wide open sky, sunflowers and friendly people make it
> a great place to visit. My daughter also got her
> undergrad degree in Lindsborg, KS. She got a very good
> education there.
> However, my son was driving across Kansas and listening to
> the local radio stations. He told me that what he heard
> about NEA and teachers was hateful and scary.
> I'm a member of NEA because it is easier to deal with
> school boards and administrators as a group. I also would
> be paid far less than the meager salary I'm getting if
> there was no teacher's union. (When my mom was a teacher,
> there was no union and she got paid less than a man for
> the same job.) We in the union do NOT support bad
> teachers. We want them gone. We didn't hire them, but
> they have paid dues that entitle them to due process if
> needed. We also don't push any kind of Liberal agenda.
> We just want to teach.
> So what is the story, Kansas? Any thoughts?
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