Most of us don't understand that the goal of the NEA is not to educate our nation's children. As Albert Shanker said, "When school children start paying union dues; that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children."
Mr. Shanker was a union organizer for the NYC's United Federation of Teachers and was their president from 1964-85.
When NEA's General Counsel of 41 years, Bob Chanin, gave his farewell address on July 9, 2009, he made these awakening remarks:
While you may not agree with the teacher's union strikes in Wisconsin, nor the poor example they set for their students, this at least gives a glimpse into their attitudes and motives.