That is what I always say. I don't like hearing about political things, I am not a leader in Congress, and well, I "trust" that the people in office will do what is best for our country.
But as I sit on the NEA Representative Assembly, I get a little nervous. Do they have our best interest? Who really attacks teachers? Sure... the delegates from some of the larger states like California and Michigan... they seem to have a lot more to say. At first, I admit, I was ignoring the California propaganda, but it seems like they do have somethings to say.
I am fairly conservative. I don't want big government, I don't want a socialist society. But I want our leaders to trust me and let me lead the way in my classroom. I keep hearing that "teachers are under attack" big businesses, leaders of our nation want to get rid of public education and move everyone to charter schools, all schools to be run as a business, and principals and administrator can make drastic changes on a whim. Is this true? Should I be worried?
I was privileged enough to listen to Joe Biden, our Vice President, as he addressed the NEA yesterday. It truly got me thinking. I, of course, am going to do my own research. I want to know, what is a stretch and what is a truth.
Joe Biden speaks to the NEA delegation
Listen to his speech. Let me know what you think. I know you don't come to my blog to hear NEA issues and political action, but it is time we do more. Don't you think?