@AlmostAmanda: The last time I checked, Professional Educators did not endorse or give money to even one political candidate or political party. Sounds like that is neutral to me, doesn’t it you? Also,I can assure you that my comprehension skills are excellent...especially when I read that which is well written.
Hey, GeometryGil...having happily been a PET member for 16 years, I think about all the money I've saved, support I've received, and values I share with my association. And PET just admits that after a certain point teachers are reimbursed for legal fees, where TEA does EXACTLY the same thing. TEA just won't admit it.
And 328Kwebsite...Why is it that every time ANYONE denounces or disagrees with TEA, they are "attacking" teachers? Those who took a stand in the legislature to support new thinking and giving ALL teachers a say in their profession were vilified and denounced as being against teacher's rights. Puh-leeze. Oh, and I might add that as a Vietnam Vet, I can say that you've got it wrong and you are a biased "hater" yourself. This is no attack on education, but a reproach to a left-wing teacher organization, TEA. Happy Veteran's Day, brother.
Oh, and AlmostAmanda, anything to the right of TEA's positions must be conservative. Seriously, why are you attacking conservative teachers? Don't we have a right to our own organization? Thank God that in Tennessee we do! Maybe you prefer that we be like the other states that require teachers to join the Union.
And to the Times Free Press...Thanks for letting folks know about the existence of PET. I've heard the organization is growing exponentially since the new law in Tennessee allows for professional organizations to have equal access to teachers. TEA no longer has a grip on the throat of communications to and with teaches. Once teachers learn about Professional Educators of Tennessee, they are fully informed and can make an educated decision. And TEA absolutely hates this.