Another new business item at the NEA Rep. Assembly in D.C. this week would call for NEA to quit the TeachStrong Coalition sponsored by the Center for American Progress. Delaware Governor Markell is one of the biggest advocates for this farce of a coalition and helped to launch the initiative. The Center for American Progress was also the same group that led the “Testing Bill of Rights for Education” which landed with a resounding thud. This led to my creation of the “Parent Bill of Rights for Education” which pretty much led to a two-week banishment on Facebook for myself in April. How dare parents voice their opinion!
The NEA has to realize they are cutting their own throats by aligning with these companies. They need to fight this crap, not join it. To read more on this NBI, please go here. How much do you want to bet the TeachStrong ambassadors were carefully selected by these partnership organizations to further their own agendas, including the ultimate privatization of public schools? Lily Eskelsen-Garcia, you are not leading your membership to glory. You are leading them to the slaughter… will the NEA members wake up and take back any shred of decency before it is gone forever?