Monday, July 05, 2010

Teachers' Union President: 'This is not the change I hoped for.' (Video)

No one from the Obama Administration was scheduled to speak at either of this year's conventions held by the two national teachers’ unions. That would be because Obama and Company did not want to endure the embarrassment of being heckled by the Democratic Party supporting organizations.

The largest union’s meeting opened here on Saturday to a drumbeat of heated rhetoric, with several speakers calling for Mr. Duncan’s resignation, hooting delegates voting for a resolution criticizing federal programs for “undermining public education,” and the union’s president summing up 18 months of Obama education policies by saying, “This is not the change I hoped for.”

“Today our members face the most anti-educator, anti-union, anti-student environment I have ever experienced.”