GOP teachers balk at Obama-centric NEA convention that leaves conservatives on the sidelines

  • Article by: JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 6, 2012 - 6:19 AM
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garynumanJul. 6, 12 6:50 AM

More states need to be "Right to Work" so more teachers can have the choice to not be a union member. 23 states are now Right to Work. Minnesota should be next.

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jegelkrout2Jul. 6, 12 7:09 AM

In Minnesota teachers no not have to join the union.

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twinman55Jul. 6, 12 7:10 AM

Just what has Obama done for the teaching profession? NOTHING. Yet the lemmings line up at the NEA convention for no apparent reason. These are the people in charge of educating our children yet show no indication of independent thought.

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cmikkelsonJul. 6, 12 7:38 AM

"...in the Republican Party we're also stepchildren, because we're public schoolteachers, and that's not part of their focus," This is the most concerning statement in this article. Why would you consider the teaching profession as an occupation if your chosen political affiliation does not value it enough to be a part of their focus?

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dvsdan123Jul. 6, 12 7:40 AM

Teachers are booing a speaker with whom they do not agree. Now I know why education has declined in America. Teaching has become a bastion of intolerant lemmings.

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drmyeyesJul. 6, 12 7:47 AM

Sounds like a pretty brain washed group of people. Our knight in shining armor? The blind adoration for a guy that has accomplished very little in life is frightening.

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tomstromieJul. 6, 12 8:12 AM

My wife is a teacher and runs into this all the time. So much for fostering an inclusive and respectful environment.

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drmyeyesJul. 6, 12 8:23 AM

And while this people are celebrating a do-nothing President this is what the man they despised is up to today: "George and Laura Bush spend Fourth of July in Zambia, opening health clinic, visiting orphanage..."

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avejoeconJul. 6, 12 8:33 AM

In Minnesota teachers no not have to join the union.----They just have to give the unions money that they demand, But your right, even though they are forced to pay, they don't have to join.

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swatisedJul. 6, 12 8:39 AM

garynuman - "More states need to be "Right to Work" so more teachers can have the choice to not be a union member." ............................... actually - I think that approach leverages way too much favor on the employers of the world to bacially "own" our political system - for good or bad. I propose that we explicilty limit the ability to fund any political activity as follows: []>(1)<[] only medically living and breathing humans of sound mind and of the legal age to enter into a contract may register with and donate to any candidate in an amount not to exceed 4% of their federal IRS income. ============== effectively the following CANNOT aggregate or donate money for poilicital purposes : Corporations, Companies, Groups, PAC's, Issues groups, Special interest groups, Paid lobbying groups, Unions, Non-Profits, Pundits, News organizations, Private Clubs, []>( 2 )<[] Political Donations may only be received by candididates for elected public office from individuals that may legally vote for the candidate. []> ( 3 ) <[] All political donaters must be reported publicly before their donations may be ued by the candidate.

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