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Obama to Address NEA

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Sen. Barack Obama is expected to address the NEA Representative Assembly via satellite the morning of July 5, the third day of the gathering. There is no word yet on whether he will speak to members of the AFT who, incidentally, are meeting in his hometown, Chicago.

The AFT general session doesn't start until July 11, so there’s still some time for an announcement, but is it possible the presumptive Democratic candidate remembers the smaller union first endorsed Hillary Clinton way back in October last year?

Time will tell.

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I'm a member of AFT Local 698 and a delegate to the national convention. AFT executive council "voted unanimously to approve a motion recommending that delegates to the 2008 AFT national convention endorse the candidacy of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president of the United States." See the press release here: http://aft.org/presscenter/releases/2008/062408.htm I have been told that the senator has been invited to address the delegate body, which makes sense if we are voting a a resolution of endorsement.

Dear NEA/AFT,
You're willingness to listen to this "empty vocab peddler" is precisely why our government "public" propaganda institutions are so poorly performing by any dimension used to measure academic achievement...more money, change (huh? we've been "changing ed/schools for decades, result...look and understand!) and MORE TAXES!!
Maybe he'll be a union baiter!
No thanks...make sure you also talk to his anti-American friends!

Nobama! His lack of issues frighten me. The man is charming and articulate when in front of a teleprompter but incomprehensible when the teleprompter is off. He promises us change but really is vague as to what he means. He has promised to redistribute the wealth and profits of companies making too much money. That really scares me. Who would be next? Let us listen to him but not endorse him.

NOBama is like buying a car for 199 down and 199 a month. After you look at all of the numbers on paper over the life of the car loan, you see that you actually are paying more that what the car costs. He is a great headline with no substance.

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