For those of you who still might have a lingering doubt that the NEA is simply an innocent teachers union, here is a link to their recommended reading list which includes Marxist Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. I have written about the NEA previously – – – here is a summary from a post in April of this year:
National Education Association – Representing 3.2 million teachers and other educational personnel, this is a powerful and self-serving union that has taken dictatorial control of public education in the US. The NEA routinely blocks parents and taxpayers who wish to institute positive change in public education. Their goal is to create one national system of education, under their direction. To achieve this end they corrupt and subvert local control of education, and they block competition, vouchers and free market charter schools.
Their union is tied directly to the Democrat party and endorsed Obama in the 2008 election, claiming they needed to help elect a “pro-education president”. What candidate was anti-education I wonder? The NEA also lobbied heavily for Obama’s “stimulus” package. They received their payback when the package was passed and included a historic increase in federal education aid in the massive amount of $130 billion. Obama has reassured the NEA of his support for their “cradle to career” platform which includes mandatory universal Pre-K. Not surprisingly, the NEA supports the “Employee Free Choice Act”.