The former general counsel of the National Education Association – the left-wing teachers’ union – has finally admitted what many of us already knew: children are not their priority. As he freely admits in this speech to teachers, the NEA’s aim is to acquire power, and to advance its ultra-left agenda including advocating for special homosexual rights.
As you listen to him, understand that this same mindset is lobbying South Carolina legislators today against the school choice bill, which would give parents the right to place their children in whatever school is best for them. Warning: the man can’t utter a sentence without using profanity, which is ironic for a man in his position.
Listen to him and ask yourself if you want his union and its offshoot, the South Carolina Education Association, to dictate where your kids go to school.
“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.”