Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Your union dues at work
"Today, the National Education Association opens its annual convention in Washington, D.C.," former public school teacher Lindsey Burke writes. "For teachers across the country, the gathering is sure to offer a lesson in how the NEA is out of step with the views of many of the members it claims to represent. ... At the convention this week, the NEA leadership will vote on dozens of resolutions declaring the agreed-upon view of the union. There will be standard resolutions condemning school vouchers, homeschooling, and competency testing for teachers — no surprise for anyone familiar with the union's positions in education policy."