Thursday, July 21, 2005


I just received the Cuccinelli Compass and found a few interesting points on the items enacted by the NEA this past week at their yearly meeting. Here are just a few examples:

- Oppose "Take Your Child to Work Day" during the school year.

- To push for an "exit strategy to end the U.S. military occupation of Iraq"

- To oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement

- To develop a comprehensive strategy of support for homosexuality

- To respond aggressively to any inappropriate use of the words "retarded" or "gay" in the media

- To participate in a national boycott of Wal-Mart

- To push for more collective bargaining

- To study the feasibility of a boycott of Gallo wine

- To explore alternatives to using latex balloons and gloves at NEA functions

Ok. I will make no comments as of now and challenge any of our readers that are part of the NEA/VEA or those who support the organization to explain to me how any of these measures provides a better education for my child. Open floor for the lefties. Also, No Va Republicans should all sign up for the Cuccinelli Compass, even if you live outside of his district. UPDATE: Here is the link to all of the previously mentioned items. Simple two minutes of research on the NEA site will show all these items were approved. The Wal-Mart item seems to be especially important for some reason. Still waiting for some lefty to tell us how the NEA benefits our children.


At 7/21/2005 02:15:00 PM, Anonymous E.D. is not your friend said...

Whoever came up with that NEA priority list is "retarded."

At 7/21/2005 09:36:00 PM, Anonymous cuccinelli_compass_fan said...

Sign up at the bottom left.

At 7/21/2005 10:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a link anywhere to the actual text of what the NEA passed at their meeting - so that it can be read without the Cuccinelli spin?

Your post said weekly meeting - do they adopt this kind of stuff every week? Good grief.

As presented, I don't know which are supposed to be of benefit to children except not wanting the kids taken out of school to go to "go to work day". Lots of testing pressure on the kids & teachers is my guess for that one.

And NEA doesn't exist just to educate your child, so I don't see anything wrong with them wanting to push for stronger collective bargaining - they believe it to be in the best interest of teachers (although I am personally opposed to collective bargaining and think they are completely wrong on that issue).

The Iraq thing - well, that just seems so ridiculously far outside their purview. But I'd like to read what it "really" says. Not someone else's translation of what it says.

At 7/22/2005 12:38:00 AM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

One middle school spent the last two weeks of the school year playing movies on their school-wide television network. Each period teachers could decide whether there was anything left to teach for the year or not.

So I have a hard time taking seriously the "harm" to children of missing a few hours to see what their parents do for a living.

At 7/22/2005 10:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess it depends on WHEN the kids are taken from school - before or after the SOL tests?

If before, it could be argued (perhaps not successfully argued, though) that taking the kids out of school before SOL tests is not the best idea.


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