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.”