April 28, 2011

The National Education Association (NEA) EXPOSED!

I live in California and I have been watching a public service announcement that is being aired by the California Teachers Association. This commercial is about the deep cuts that are going to be made in California. The message is directly aimed at the public's heart strings. They won't admit to you that the reason why your child's education services will be severly diminished is primarily because of their egregious salary, benefits and retirement fund demands on our municipalities and state government. No they want you to believe it is the greedy corporations and greedy tax payers that are the cause of our state's economic demise. And they call themselves EDUCATOR's. Huh! They don't know how to count 1+1=2 NOT 3,4,5. They are used to using Bernie Madoff's accounting technique! ARGH! Well guess what... your ponzi scheme is blowing up in your face and is being revealed for ALL TO SEE how you have deliberately been taking advantage of the taxpayers with our government officials CONSENT!

Now I couldn't find that video I'm referring to. But I do have this little ditty from a recent National Education Association (NEA) conference to share with you that pretty much sums up what I'm trying to convey to the general public. I have typed a portion of the transcript for you. But please watch and listen for yourselves.


And that brings me to my final and most important point. Which is why, at least in my opinion, NEA and its affiliates are such effective advocates. Despite what some among us would like to believe. IT IS NOT because of our creative ideas. IT IS NOT because of the merit of our positions. IT IS NOT because we care about children and IT IS NOT because we have a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because WE HAVE POWER and we have power because there are more than 3.2 MILLION people who are willing to pay us 100s of millions in dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them.


The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest professional organization and largest labor union in the United States, representing public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers. The NEA has 3.2 million members and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. [source: wikipedia]

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