(Which, by the way, is one reason I continue to point out that Obama is the most destructive President in history financially speaking: His stimulus package will cost our Grandchildren's grandchildren. What a disaster.
Good to see he learned from the mistakes of his idol, FDR and the morass he plunged us into that is still expanding.)
At times, it is hard to find the text. Wonder why the NEA has not made public a text of his hate-filled, horrific closing speech?
His assertion that the teachers unions should not be about the teaching profession but should push a political agenda is revealing.
"It is not because of creative ideas, it is not because of the merit of our position, it is not because we care about children, it is not because we have a vision of 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 hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees."
But he was not done with his brutal admissions.
Chanin said, “Why are conservative and right wing bastards picking on NEA and its affiliates? It is the price we pay for success. NEA and its affiliates have been singled out because they are the most effective unions in the United States and they are the nation’s leading advocates for public education and for the type of liberal social and economic agenda and social agenda that these (conservative) groups find unacceptable. NEA will continue to be attacked as long as we continue to be effective advocates for public education for education employees and for human and civil rights.”
Time for a reality check. No, you are singled out because you are not doing your job. As you admit, you are advocates for things it is not your job: an agenda that is humanist, not education related, and frankly, many of your social agenda platforms are immoral and in direct opposition to the very most cherished beliefs and values of your victims.
A lot of it goes back to Charles Francis Potter who famously said, "