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Ohanian Comment: I've been hearing from quite a few independent members of NEA who are annoyed and offended by the NEA headquarters attack on the Educator Roundtable Petition.

In Stockton, which is in the Great Central Valley of California [read the red part of the blue state], the local NEA affiliate displayed The Educator Roundtable Petition prominantly on the front page of their newsletter right before teachers left for winter break.

The website was cited and under SIGN THE PETITION NOW it reads, "There's no simpler way for educator, parent, and community voices to come together with such ease to express our concerns abut the reauthorization of NCLB. If you believe our schools NEED improvement but not in the way that NCLB has failed to deliver, then log onto the website before you go off for winter break and send Congress and the President a holiday wish for more successful schools--schools designed within a thoughtful,
developmentally appropriately, locally-driven framework. Schools and programs that are fully funded, not just mandated. Schools in which
students and teachers are meaningfully involved and honored for the work they do."

The editor ends with, "I am signatory #20,378 on the petition. The process is quick and simple, and there are privacy options in place to protect you from viruses and future spam. It's easier than a flu shot, and just as critical to the health of teachers, students and schools!"

If you haven't yet urged 100 people to sign The Petition, please do it now.

Silence gives consent.

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