The left’s obsession with money in education kills two birds with one stone: it empowers big-union interests while it diverts attention from the real question: “With all this money we’re spending, why aren’t our children getting better results?”
But once in a while, the big-union people reveal their true colors.
The National Education Association (NEA) – the largest labor union in the US – is currently holding its “Representative Assembly” meeting in Houston. This is the annual meeting of the NEA’s “main policymaking and legislative body.” Included on the agenda under “new business” was a resolution to put a renewed emphasis on quality education and to make student learning a priority.
The resolution was defeated.