The NEA need not be disbanded. Our government needs to be restructured (or disbanded itself) in such a way that screaming special interest groups (i.e. group voting blocks) have no special power over individual citizens.
Our government, in its present incarnation, is incapable of ignoring special interest groups, even if the information they present is inaccurate. Large groups that vote together are a temptation too difficult to ignore.
---Michael Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The Baileys wrote:
> > Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > >Yes, I graduated from a public high school in '86. I had the
> > score
> > >in my high school class, that year my state had the highest
> > scores
> > >in the nation (while having one of the highest levels of
> > well).
> > >GET THIS: That same year our state ranked at the bottom of all
> > per
> > >capita spending on education.
> > >
> > >Since then spending has gone up, and average SAT scores have gone
> > You seem to be trying to refute a point no one has made in this
> > i.e., that the remedy for poor education is higher government
> I did not go on to say that the special interest groups which
> spurious claims of our students falling behind do so only because
> paid by the NEA to advocate higher government spending on education.
> solution to any possible problems with our public schools system is
> Disband the NEA.
> Mike Lorrey
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