Skip to comments.Strickland Pushed By National Education Association-"The Governor Gambit"(Inside the NEA)
Posted on 10/08/2006 5:33:38 PM PDT by Nextrush
"This November, as dozens of state governors ask for your vote, ask yourself this: Do they deserve it? In states like Wisconsin, Maine and Michigan, NEA members see their governors finding money for programs and salaries, protecting jobs from privatization, and making sure students get what they need. (Can your colleagues in California say the same? We think not.) Yes, governors do make a big difference. And so do you, when you say yea or nay to them on the ballot...................
Ohio U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland
TWO WORDS: OEA alum
1) WHO HE IS: Strickland is a psychologist and minister who has worked in state colleges, prisons and church youth homes---"always dealing with the needs of people," says Pam Smith, a reading specialist from Jackson, Ohio. That makes him a listener. "He's been in (my classroom)," Smith says. That kind of sensible approach has informed his efforts on Capital Hill, where he recently intoduced an NCLB reform bill to eliminate its single-test severity.
2) WHAT HE SAYS: Strickland has called for an additional $50 million a year for early childhood programs and an "Ohio Knowledge Bank" to fund college savings accounts with state money.
3) HIS OPPONENT: Strickland faces Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell---the man accused of suppressing votes in the 2004 election while serving as state co-chair of the Bush campaign. Blackwell claims the "65 Percent Solution" will solve Ohio's education problems (the opposite is much more likely) and would expand the state's voucher program without additional accountability measures. Strickland agrees with neither: Need we say more?
THE LAST WORDS: "Ted's an honest person," Smith says................
(Excerpt) Read more at nea.org ...
He's an "OEA alum." That means he was a member of the "Education Association."
These are the talking points to push Strickland's candidacy.
That "65 Percent Solution" the union doesn't like is the idea that 65 percent of school spending should go to things other than the salaries and benefits of the union members. In my area the school districts spend 60 percent or more on salaries and benefits.
He's a minister who supports gay marriage?
That says a lot, and it isn't good.
I wish the NEA would do something about the skyrocketing numbers of pedophile teachers. Someone needs to resign, apologize or something.
Imagine that. The NEA endorsing a dim! Just shocking... /s
They get them lawyers. Its their "obligation" to support members accused of wrongdoing.