Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives NEA a $550,000

NEA receives grant to expand its control over education euphemistically called “collaborative union-district teams” i.e., expand forced unionism in education    — read more :

The NEA Foundation today announced that it will expand its ongoing work to document and share successful strategies being used by collaborative union-district teams to contribute to improved student performance, thanks to a $550,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement comes on the heels of the US Department of Education’s Labor-Management conference, “Collaborating to Transform the Teaching Profession,” that brought together hundreds of leaders in the national education reform movement to discuss ways for unions and districts to better work together to improve student learning.

“For many years, the NEA Foundation has provided philanthropic and technical assistance to support the critical joint work of union district teams to make their districts and schools better places for students to learn and teachers to teach,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help us accelerate the sea change underway in the way unions and districts work together ….”