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It is time for teachers to know how our NEA union has used us for political gain.

* NEA is America's largest labor union * Advocates leftist positions on a host of issues, including abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, school prayer, socialized medicine, affordable housing, drug testing, prisoner rights, bilingual education, global warming, and health care * Opposes merit pay for teachers * Opposes school vouchers * Ranks among the leading funders of the Democratic Party * Has contributed vast sums to many leftwing organizations

Based in Washington, DC, the 3.1 million-member National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States. It represents public school teachers and support personnel; faculty and staffers in colleges and universities; retired educators; and college students preparing to become teachers. The NEA’s mission is “to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise...See More
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Cate You are 100% correct. Teachers would still be working in "Little House on the Prairie" 1-room school houses if unions hadn't stepped up. We would still have 45 in our first grade classes. And, kids would be allowed to beat us up if the unions weren't there to set the laws. You wouldn't have planning periods and duty free lunches, also. I will happi...See More
Nov 15, 2009
Union vs. No Union I agree that unions are responsible for many things but having been part of a non-union state I still had a duty free lunch and a planning period daily. Luckily, I have never had an power hungry administrator. When I was in a union state I taught everything right down to art, music and p.e. and my planning time was once a week. However, I did have ...See More
Nov 15, 2009
not really a fair system On 11/15/09, Union vs. No Union wrote: > I agree that unions are responsible for many things but > having been part of > a non-union state I still had a duty free lunch and a > planning period daily. Luckily, I have never had an > power hungry administrator. When I was in a union state > I taught everything right down to art, musi...See More
Nov 16, 2009
to not really fair system Funny how did you know I was in NE OH? Have you experienced this frustration?

On 11/16/09, not really a fair system wrote: > On 11/15/09, Union vs. No Union wrote: >> I agree that unions are responsible for many things but >> having been part of >> a non-union state I still had a duty free lunch and a >> planning...See More
Nov 16, 2009
from not really fair system On 11/16/09, to not really fair system wrote: > Funny how did you know I was in NE OH? Have you experienced > this frustration? >

Unfortunately, I have. I was passed over at the end of last school year for a position this year in favor of a brand new (cheaper) graduate with only student teaching experience (which, as you know is ...See More
Nov 18, 2009


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