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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:23 PM
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35. But your Ministry of Truth, WaPo, represents the truthtellers? From the OP
The National Education Association, with 3.2 million members, called it a "disturbing" federal intrusion. "We have been down that road before with the failures of No Child Left Behind," the union writes, "and we cannot support yet another layer of federal mandates that have little or no research base of success and that usurp state and local government's responsibilities for public education." Union affiliates from 19 states weighed in, many echoing such views.


From an August 22 piece in the NYT:

Teachers Strike Back: The nations teachers arent giving Mr. Obamas most significant school improvement proposal very high marks.

In a statement issued late Friday, the countrys largest teachers union, with a largely Democratic membership of 3.2 million, likened Mr. Obamas plan to the Bush administrations top-down approach.

We find this top-down approach disturbing; we have been down that road before with the failures of No Child Left Behind, the union wrote in its comments, and we cannot support yet another layer of federal mandates that have little or no research base of success and that usurp state and local governments responsibilities for public education.


Do you even know when Weingarten said "That's Bush III," and what she was referring to? In fact, is this even a recent statement?




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