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NEA Convention Doesn't Reflect Mainstream Teacher Values

Kent9 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 10:13 AM
cont'd: "My analysis reveals that the leader of this group, George Counts, was likely a covert influence agent. His multiple trips to the USSR , from the late 1920s to the early '30s, place him squarely in the sights of the KGB's covert influence operators. During his travels across the communist country, he would have been squired by intelligence officers, who would develop him for eventual recruitment. The success of this covert influence recruitment is reflected in Counts' books, published in 1931, The New Russian Primer, and The Soviet Challenge to America . The first was a direct translation of a communist indoctrination text for Soviet children, extolling the virtues of the first Five Year Plan...."

While most Americans were enjoying a festive Independence Day last week, the National Education Association was holding their annual convention in Washington, D.C. Beaten down after another solid year of negative press, declining membership, and legislative and legal battles, the NEA convention took on a hyper-partisan tone best reserved for partisan political rallies. Pegged as just another extension of the Democratic Party convention, the views coming out of the conference couldn’t be further from mainstream American teacher sentiments.

The convention comes on the heels of a clear public education crisis that is only getting worse. Despite a record level of spending...