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Old 08-26-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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The National Education Association approved a new "business item" expressing support for abortion access during its annual conference in Houston.

"[T]he NEA will include an assertion of our defense of a person's right to control their own body, especially for women, youth, and sexually marginalized people," the resolution states. "The NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade."

The NEA is the largest teachers' union in the U.S. with more than 3 million members. It collected nearly $400 million from American educators in 2018, according to federal labor filings. The union is also one of the most politically active in the country, spending $70 million on politics and lobbying in 2017 and 2018. Nearly all of the union's political action committee spending went to Democrats during the midterm cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Link: https://freebeacon.com/issues/larges...CpTS7XrvAyLhI8

Yet another reason to despise teachers' unions.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SM
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Will this break Team Red's back in supporting the Dept. of Ed.?

Trump has $60 billion slotted for it this fiscal year. Better make a phone call.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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They’ll do anything for smaller class sizes including murdering babies.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Will this break Team Red's back in supporting the Dept. of Ed.?

Trump has $60 billion slotted for it this fiscal year. Better make a phone call.
Of course not.

MAGAs love forcing other people to pay for their kids' indoctrination.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:25 PM
 
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Why is a teachers union involved with and give an opinion on anything other than related to the job teachers do?
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:49 PM
 
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Nobody endorses abortion.

They endorse the right for a woman to decide.

It's a small point. And it is clear the decline in the ability to understand the importance of language, vocabulary, communication is rapidly getting worse in this country. You all can blame the younger generation but you all make a mess of it.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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Why is a teachers union involved with and give an opinion on anything other than related to the job teachers do?
My guesses are:

1. That they are saying they suggest their health insurance coverage doesn't follow that situation where birth control and family planning is pulled off the table

2. That they desire to teach sex education and other health topics in school - based on current law and practice.

Make any sense???

They called it a "business items" which probably leans toward #1 - but at the same time, like librarians, Educators are not going to let the Right shut them down.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:10 PM
 
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Link: https://freebeacon.com/issues/larges...CpTS7XrvAyLhI8

Yet another reason to despise teachers' unions.
And it could cause them to lose their job.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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Why is a teachers union involved with and give an opinion on anything other than related to the job teachers do?
That's what I wonder. Teachers should be politically neutral.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:18 AM
 
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That's what I wonder. Teachers should be politically neutral.
Well, if they teach about politics it can be hard NOT to express your leanings.
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