In-studio guest, CTU Political Organizer, Brandon Johnson.

Monday, July 5, 2010

WEEKEND QUOTABLES


NEA Pushes Back
Mr. President, your instincts were right—the path your advisers have laid out is not! ... Our members feel betrayed, and so do I.--NEA Pres. Dennis Van Roekel.  
More frustration
Mostly what we’ve seen out of this administration is a top-down, put-your-thumb-on-somebody kind of philosophy, and it’s aroused more frustration around federal education policy than I’ve ever seen. -- Earl Wiman, president of the Tennessee Education Association
Nice job, Arne

This is all to say that given the already bleak picture Democrats face in November, to have turned a group that was a significant factor in Obama’s election into a group whose president and members now declare openly that they feel betrayed is not good news for the Democrats. Good job, Arne. (Fred Klonsky, Park Ridge Ed. Assoc. reporting from NEA Meeting)

2 comments:

  1. New York Mag has a small but telling item on the teacher-bashing culture, with a headline that (as a veteran copy editor/headline writer) I particularly love for its power and economy: "Get Kotter."

    http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/67031/comments.html

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  2. New York Mag has a small but telling item on the teacher-bashing culture, with a headline that (as a veteran copy editor/headline writer) I particularly love for its power and economy: "Get Kotter."

    http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/67031/comments.html

    ReplyDelete

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