Following the passage of several weak gun control bills by the Illinois legislature, Illinois Education Association President Kathi Griffin responded.
Not by calling for tougher gun control laws, but by sounding more like the National Rifle Association than a union that defends teachers and students.
Her statement, posted on Twitter, appears to place tough gun control laws and wrap around services for students and schools in competition with each other.
She says that the IEA is “pleased” to see the laws passed, but follows that with a “however,” and argues that the “best” thing to do is to provide better special services to schools.
Tough gun laws and wrap around serves are not one or the other policies.
The statement by the IEA leader follows on the heels of another endorsement for NRA-backed Congressman Rodney Davis who has a 95% pro-Trump voting record.
I was an IEA member for 30 years.
I was a member of IEA Retired for 3 years.
I am a member no longer and this tells you something about why.
But active and retired IEA members should let Griffin know that these views don’t represent them.