Whither Quality Education? Ask the NEA. - Granite Grok

Whither Quality Education? Ask the NEA.

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As my friend Ian Underwood has pointed out here, here, here, here, and here, there is a lot of data on education spending and a lot of data on student performance, but no correlation between the two.

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.