NEA leaders obstruct efforts that would end endorsements of NRA-backed politicians.

Trisha Connolly and Clare Kelly are teachers and members of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association. Both were elected delegates to the state and national Representative Assemblies.  They wrote this in reaction to NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia’s statements about gun violence in the wake of the Dayton and El Paso mass […]

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Collateral damage.

The stories coming out of Ohio and Texas remain painful to watch. For those of us who are not personally touched by the loss, it is impossible to imagine. Trump’s teleprompter response, tone deaf and lacking in any vocal affect, was simply bizarre. September will start the eighth school year since I retired from teaching. […]

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The Democratic Party centrists love work-based health insurance. We hated it so much we had go on strike over it.

  When the last two nights of Democratic debates got into health care, those who argued for keeping work-based health insurance as something people love must be talking about people on some other planet. One joker up there kept talking about Medicare for All as making work-based insurance illegal. I wish. In 2003 we were […]

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