NEA Board votes Hillary Clinton for primary recommendation

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Earlier this afternoon, NEA’s Board of Directors voted for a primary recommendation of Hillary Clinton for president.

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After reaching out to 24 presidential candidates (including Republicans, Democrats, Independents and smaller party candidates), only three, O’Malley, Sanders, and Clinton chose to participate in our process.

Major factors contributing to the Board’s decision were Clinton’s positions on:

  • Opportunity for all students;
  • Ending the overuse of standardized testing in the classroom;
  • Fully funding our students’ education; and,
  • Collective bargaining

Hillary believes that educators should actively be involved in decisions affecting public education and their students. That’s why she earned NEA’s highest honor, the Friend of Education Award, at NEA’s 1999 convention and why the NEA Board of Directors has recommended her for the presidential primary.

A Clinton recommendation will put us in the best position to advocate for our students and schools. Clinton’s commitment to students and her positions on the issues we care most about promises to make her our champion in the White House. Learn more about her record and positions on education.

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Reader Comments

  1. Not this NEA MEMBER … she’s is wrong for America and an embarrassment to strong women !! Not my choice now or ever !!! This members NOT A CLINTON SUPPORTER, shame on you for using my money to support a criminal to further your ideals … she’s fooling you if you think she’s good for us!

  2. Hey-NEA endorses based on our democratically elected representatives establishing an NEA platform … Don’t like the endorsement ? Become a rep and participate!

  3. SUPPORT HOUSE RESOLUTION 393…TO EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY! REPEAL: WEP & GPO for WIDOWED WOMEN who teach in AMERICA (especially MISSOURI) ! Tell Congress to PASS: HR 973 AND S 1651 ! As KEVIN BRADY says: TIME TO CORRECT THE MATH..FOR WEP !!! SOC SEC ADVISORY BOARD (SSAB) needs to publish a similar POSITION PAPER on the HARMFUL EFFECTS…OF GPO…ON WIDOWED WOMEN !!! GIVE US OUR SURVIVOR BENEFITS…SO WE DON’T HAVE TO RETIRE IN POVERTY!!! AS A LONG TIME NEA MEMBER….I SUPPORT BERNIE SANDERS!!!

  4. Referring to article in THE NATION (1/25-2/1, 2016; List Featherstone):
    “As first lady of Arkansas, she led the efforts by her husband’s administration to weaken teachers’ unions and scapegoat teachers…for problems in the education system, implementing performance measures”…”Clinton recently said that as president, she would close any public school ‘that wasn’t doing a better than average job’…”she also opposes free college tuition though the United States is the only country where students (57% of them women) with decades of debt as the price of higher education…(saying) recently that…people seeking a college degree ‘have skin in the game'”.

    Hillary Clinton received over half a million dollars, $600,000 to be exact from Goldman-Sachs- she doesn’t dispute this – evidence that she is into the good-old boys network, not on the side of teachers and the majority of working-class Americans.
    Retired after 30+ years in education, most recently as a middle-school teacher in a school with a large population of inner-city, second-language learners, I know well that it’s not about test scores, that 40 or even 60-hour weeks were not the reality, that I supplied my students with the basic materials, often food, and most importantly, encouragement and the best resources I could to help them to learn. We teachers endured the many, many curriculum changes (via the education big business publishers (and scammers) while our creative, experienced hands were tied in terms of making decisions about the students WE knew so well.
    I have observed that those who know how “what’s wrong with education and how to fix it” have never experienced running a classroom and engaging with individuals (students) who come to us with problems of poverty and abuse, etc. That the Obamas and the Clintons and others of the ilk choose to send their children to private schools, yet disparage the public schools, speaks loudly to me.
    May I suggest that those who endorsed the anti-educator, pro-big business candidate revisit their support/endorsement of Hillary Clinton? Please inform yourselves.

    I observed that those who

  5. The NEA’s decision to endorse Clinton well before the primary had concluded seems both premature and unwise. The Executive Board’s decision may, in fact, not neatly align with the various views of the vast membership of the NEA; hence, placing the Board’s view ahead of the polled membership may have done more long-term harm to the NEA’s reputation than advance Clinton’s bona fides.

  6. I sent e-mails to every one of the CTA leadership asking them to help stop this premature endorsement especially since no one polled the rank and file. To a man, the reply was they were powerless to stop it and almost all disagreed with this decision by the NEA. I am more than disappointed, I am furious! Either the NEA are fooling themselves, or they are fooling us.

  7. I disagree with NEA endorsing Clinton at this point in the election process. Our local decided several years ago that we would not endorse candidates as our members vary in their support of candidates. You are not representing my best interests, and I once again wonder if NEA is the appropriate organization to represent the faculty of Columbus State Community College. Very disappointed!

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