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NEA Spends Millions For Political Influence

The Wall Street Journal hit the National Education Association today with an interesting analysis of how the nation’s largest teachers union spends its political funds. The NEA’s “Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises Fund,” drawn from teachers’ paychecks, is used to advocate a partisan agenda that includes opposing tax cuts and spending millions fighting against school choice.

None of this should be surprising, as long as you remember that the NEA is a fundamentally political organization working to maintain the status quo and keep teachers and failing schools unaccountable. As the Journal writes:

“It’s a shame the NEA doesn’t spend as much money and effort trying to improve lousy schools as it does trying to keep taxes high.”

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