The following is an excerpt from a letter to the editor penned by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. It is in response to an editorial published in The Washington Post on Thursday, March 3.
Spurred by attacks on education and workers’ rights across the country,
teachers are showing their solidarity with the Wear Red for Public Ed campaign.
If Scott Walker assumed he’d have the unwavering backing of his Republican colleagues, he appears to be mistaken.
Updated Friday, March 4 with additional rally info
A look at past and upcoming public worker rallies around the country.
Van Roekel: ‘We will not bow to individuals and special interests who want to dismantle the rights of working people and the stability of middle class families.’
In Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada and New Jersey, Republican governors want to dismantle your rights.
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
Throughout the evening and night, Education Votes will be tracking election results and updating this space with profiles of some of our Education Champions.
Up to 1,400 teachers in Nevada may return to the classroom for the 2010-11 school year, thanks, in part, to U.S. Representative Dina Titus.
No single person was more responsible than Harry Reid when the U.S. Senate in August passed an education jobs bill to prevent class sizes from ballooning, stave off the elimination of school subjects such as arts, music and languages, and keep 161,000 educators in our schools î º all while reducing the national deficit.