As the previous General Counsel for the National Education Association(NEA), Bob Chanin, spoke about the true motive behind the NEA when he shared at the 2009 NEA General Assembly these startling words, “NEA and its affiliates are such effective advocates. Despite what some among us would like to believe, it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about children and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child.” Chanin then begins to address the heart of the matters. “NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power and we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that could protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.” It would seem as Chanin is not the only one with these alarming views as a moment of this event turns from Chanin’s words to the eruption of applause from those attending and listening to his words. He openly stated that it has nothing to do with our children? Really?
Be encouraged as you get an inside perspective of Betsy DeVos, her encouraging life of philanthropy and leadership, how important it is to affect our schools and education for the next generation, as well as seeing yourself as a Kingdom Philanthropist, and so much more. Also, shared in this segment: 7 Mountains of Culture, Adolf Hitler, lies, charter schools, public schools, Forbes, charitable giving, contributions, Edgar Prince, manipulation, control, and school districts. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.