Anti-Trump Republicans stay away from the RNC. But not the NEA. “Republicans love public education,” says the NEA.

Even Bruce Rauner isn’t attending the Republican National Convention.

Yet the brilliant minds at NEA have set up a booth in Cleveland at Trumpence-a-looza.

Why?

I left the NEA after four years of heading up an IEA Retired chapter, so it’s not my membership money or PAC contribution being spent in Cleveland.

But this is more evidence of the Bizarro World of teacher union politics:

The UFT members of the MORE/New Action Caucus swept the high school election for seats on the UFT Executive Board, but can’t attend the convention as delegates. Only Randi Weingarten’s Unity Caucus can get seated in the UFT New York delegation.

MORE/New Action slate winner, Arthur Goldstein, tried to register as an observer/member, but was told he needed to be “vouched for.” Arthur is the long-time chapter leader of one of the largest high schools in all of New York City.

NEA endorsed Hillary Clinton, as will the AFT.

But the NEA is handing out pro-GOP buttons at the show in Cleveland. “Republicans love public education,” they say.

Bizarro World.

2 thoughts on “Anti-Trump Republicans stay away from the RNC. But not the NEA. “Republicans love public education,” says the NEA.

  1. Does NEA ridiculousness (oh–AFT ridiculousness, as well) never end?
    I, too, am allowing my IEA/NEA membership to lapse–the pivotal point for me being the ridiculous “survey” of the IL rank-&-file approx. 2 weeks before the March 15th ILL-Annoy Democratic Primary (survey results were never publicly revealed). Where was the “survey” prior to the uber early NEA HRC endorsement? And–correct me if I’m wrong–but didn’t Cinda Klickna “reassure” us that no early endorsement by the NEA would be made (the week before it was announced?) Finally–for those NEA GOP endorsers in Cleveland–have you asked for anything from the Reps. for your booth/button pushing? No? (Not that you’d get it. & I’m simply repeating the quote below because it bears repeating–esp. to the IEA/NEA & AFT leaders, who seem to think that “the lesser of two evils” will suffice. )
    “Power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and it never will.”
    –Frederick Douglass

  2. This comment isn’t about education but is about the mental stability of Trump.

    Here is a partial article from Mother Jones with the headline,”Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All”

    “…Schwartz thought about publishing an article describing his reservations about Trump, but he hesitated, knowing that, since he’d cashed in on the flattering “Art of the Deal,” his credibility and his motives would be seen as suspect. Yet watching the campaign was excruciating. Schwartz decided that if he kept mum and Trump was elected he’d never forgive himself. In June, he agreed to break his silence and give his first candid interview about the Trump he got to know while acting as his Boswell.

    “I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

    If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”…

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