NEA Will Not Work With Federal Government

Hailed as a victory for school reform, NEA president Lily Eskelson Garcia has declared she will not work with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Check out the details in Wall Street Journal Opinion section.

“The president of the National Education Association has had enough. On Sunday Lily Eskelsen Garcia told her delegates that though she knows “how to find common ground with people who will never agree with me,” she won’t make the effort with President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

This is a sign the Trump Administration must be doing something right. The NEA is America’s largest union with some three million members, and it represents the adults in education, not the children. As if to underscore the point, on July 4 of all days the union approved a new and harsher statement on charter schools, calling privately run charters “a failed and damaging experiment.”