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Posted on 05/03/2005 5:22:19 AM PDT by StuLongIsland
Thought you people would enjoy the mention :P Google.com is celebrating "NEA Teacher's Day" today. Thought the mention of NEA would get some fires burning this morning. LOL Put mouse over their Google Icon or click on it. Nothing against teachers just NEA.
The NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education. A must read.
N-o E-dification A-llowed............
Dear Editor (my LTTE),
By all accounts and from every view, the Philadelphia school system is beyond broken. If the school system was a business, it would have gone bankrupt, had its assets sold off and been forgotten long ago. If it was an army, it would have surrendered and would still be interned in POW camps. If it was a car, not only would nothing happen when you put the key in the ignition, it would also periodically leak oil, gasoline and catch on fire for no apparent reason. If a devoted group of maniacal public servants 40 years ago had decided that they would wreck the Philadelphia public schools and, everyday without rest until today, had put all their energies into that one purpose, they could have hardly done better than the mess we have today.
One of the principal reasons we have this mess is that we allowed public schooling to become a very profitable monopoly enforced by the police power of the state. The worse the public schools do in educating our children the more money it attracts. There are no penalties for poor performance and no benefits for excellent performance. Those in power reap huge monetary benefits from those in the employment of the public schools and thus are unwilling to even tinker with it. It is a one hell of a system.
There are 176 out of 264 schools on the failing list in Philadelphia when spending per pupil is over $7500 per year. Nearly 63% of black fourth-graders are unable to read proficiently. They are doomed to a life of low wages and low expectations. Yet the NAACP, the teacher's union and the mayor's office see nothing wrong with the status quo. As a comparison, Catholic school spending per pupil is $3500 per year with much better results.
It is time to get government completely out of public education. They should have not one string or tentacle left to grow on the public school system. Parents know what is best for their children and would have left this madness long ago if they had the choice. Parents would not tolerate failure and would seek excellence in their children's school if they had the choice. Parents would not put up with waste, incompetence and fraud in their children's education if they had the choice. If they only had the choice...
I'm a teacher, and I can tell you that "the times are a' changin'".
It's time for a 24 hour boycott of Google. Use Yahoo.
This is an interesting article ping.
"The NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education. A must read."
Education Secretary Brands NEA 'Terrorist Organization'
By David Thibault
CNSNews.com Managing Editor
February 23, 2004
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's education secretary could soon find himself in a political firestorm following a reported off-hand remark he made to some of the nation's governors about the National Education Association.
Education Secretary Rod Paige called America's largest teacher's union a "terrorist organization," according to Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, who said he heard the remark along with Republican and Democratic governors during a private meeting Monday at the White House.
***Please note: the NEA is NOT an American teachers' union.
The NEA is a quasi *educators* and "constituencies" association with a covert socio-political agenda. As well, the NEA is a dictatorship imposing ITS covert agenda and ITS covert curricula theories upon public schools systems, administrators and school boards. The NEA exerts ITS domination over teachers' unions.
"N-o E-dification A-llowed............"
The NEA membership is a collective of quasi "educators" who dictate public school policy through control of the teachers' unions. The NEA is not elected by citizens nor is it appointed by citizens nor is the NEA appointed by state governments. The NEA is a "policy" association - it acts like a DICTATORSHIP. The NEA exerts an authority, which constitutionally it does NOT have, to control all aspects of education in America.
For example, Charter Schools developed in opposition to public schools' deconstructive policies and its academic bankruptcy...and to get far away from NEA influences! YET, the NEA just cannot let go of its grasping mandate to control education in America! The NEA issues heavy propaganda against the credibilty of Home School and Charter Schools. Remember, the NEA is not ELECTED by citizens nor is it appointed by citizens! The NEA is NOT accountable to American citizens. We citizens are not obligated to accept the NEA's self-presuming authority and its subversive agenda.
NEA's Policy on Charter Schools [www.nea.org/charter]
State laws and regulations governing charter schools vary widely. NEA's state affiliates have positions on charter schools that are appropriate to the situation in their states. NEA's policy statement (accessible to NEA members only; registration required) sets forth broad parameters, and minimum criteria by which to evaluate state charter laws. For example:
A charter should be granted only if the proposed school intends to offer an educational experience that is qualitatively different from what is available in traditional public schools.
Local school boards should have the authority to grant or deny charter applications; the process should be open to the public, and applicants should have the right to appeal to a state agency decisions to deny or revoke a charter.
Charter school funding should not disproportionately divert resources from traditional public schools.
Charter schools should be monitored on a continuing basis and should be subject to modification or closure if children or the public interest is at risk.
Private schools should not be allowed to convert to public charter schools, and private for-profit entities should not be eligible to receive a charter.
Charter schools should be subject to the same public sector labor relations statutes as traditional public schools, and charter school employees should have the same collective bargaining rights as their counterparts in traditional public schools. [excerpted, www.nea.org/charter]
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