Education: Power to the Pedagogues

"This decision marks the end of our harassment, the end of our standing as second-class citizens." So said President John Ryor of the National Education Association before 9,000 NEA members in Miami Beach last week. The decision Ryor referred to: for the first time in its 119-year history, the NEA would endorse a presidential candidate. While the nod will not come until after the political conventions, it is virtually certain that it will go to Jimmy Carter.

For those in Miami Beach, many sporting UNITED MIND WORKERS or FORD IS A PAIN IN THE CLASS buttons, the decision came as little surprise....

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