Of course, this isn’t a surprise. Everyone knows that the Nevada State Education Association is a hyper-partisan organization dedicated to protecting ineffective teachers and preventing proven education reforms. Their NSEA Recommended Candidate List is just further evidence of that.
The email did not mince words. It came from an officer at a California teachers union, and he was irate.
President Barack Obama’s re-election team had just hired as a spokeswoman a veteran Democratic operative who had spent the last year at a nonprofit, pushing education policies that the union did not like. …
Meanwhile, the union’s attempt to oust her [Linda Serrato] was reported by a Los Angeles Times columnist this week, sparking outrage among the emerging faction of Democrats who see teachers unions as obstructionist bullies rather than essential allies.
“They seem to be demanding a bizarre loyalty oath of every member of the president’s re-election campaign: Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of an education reform group?” said Ben Austin, an education activist and Democratic operative in Los Angeles. (Emphasis added)
NSEA union bosses did endorse four other Assembly members who received a “D” on its report card. I don’t know why the NSEA union bosses treated them differently than the legislators listed above, but I know Nevada’s parents and children hope the NSEA endorsement doesn’t limit these legislators push for real education reform.
Students vs. union. Your child vs. union bosses. An effective education for your child or dues for the Nevada State Education Association.
Those are the stakes. Those are the sides.
We stand with students.
Where will these Democratic candidates stand?