The View From 1776
Sunday, August 27, 2006
The NEA’s Top Educational Priority
In The Curious Case of NEA Priorities, Alan Sears writes:
“Plunging test scores. Floods of incoming college freshman who can?t read at even a sixth-grade level. Principals and school boards groping for incentives that will draw better teachers into lifelong service for high stress and infrequent appreciation….
“Teacher morale remains low, as many grapple daily with parents who are disengaged and apathetic, neurotic or demanding, angry or eager to move their child into alternative educational settings…..
“The toughest question was undoubtedly the first one: where do we start, when it comes to fixing America?s schools?”
Answer: NEA leaders decided that “.... the first thing our teachers have to do is win popular support for homosexual ?marriage.?