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Oregon Education Association Isn’t Hiding It Anymore, Brags About Teaming With Occupy And Socialists

REA members join Occupy Portland

We’ve previously pointed out that the teacher strikes in East Multnomah County have been coordinated behind the scenes with Occupy Portland and the International Socialists Organization:

Oregon Save Our Schools – Affiliated With Socialists And Occupy?

At first, it appeared that the OEA wanted at least to maintain some separation for the purposes of plausible deniability, knowing the bad press that the Occupy movement had created with the vermin, rapes, drug use and open raw sewage in their encampments.

REA members join Occupy Portland

However, that has changed. The Oregon Education Association has fully embraced the socialist message of Occupy Portland:

How Occupy Helped Labor Win on the West Coast
Salonreports on how labor causes and the Occupy movement have recently (but not entirely) overlapped: “unions increasingly rely on political, media, community and consumer pressure campaigns for leverage over employers.”

History of Occupy Together
- How the Occupy Wall Street movement got started | Mother Jones
A Framing Memo for Occupy Wall Street | Huffington Post

Teach, Learn, Follow Occupy Together
TEACH –
Why are protesters occupying Wall Street? What are they protesting, and what are their goals? In this lesson from the New York Times Learning Network, students are introduced to Occupy Wall Street and then investigate the movement more deeply.

5 Resources for Teaching About Occupy Wall Street from Humane Connections.

Teach – Occupy Wall Street is a Facebook group for sharing ideas.

LEARN –
Why Occupy Together Has Gone Viral
OEA’s report on the economy & state revenue and how it has led to the frustrations that help fuel the Occupy Together movement.

A recent letter from NEA to U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio from Oregon and Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa summarizes how Wall Street prospers and causes deficits while Main Street suffers and bears the costs: “some policy makers want to balance the budget on the backs of working families, children, and seniors. We simply cannot demand more from those barely scraping by while continuing to give Wall Street a free pass.” The letter encourages passing a speculation tax on Wall Street.

FOLLOW –
Watch live streaming video of the ongoing protests.

Got Twitter? Search for #occupytogether#ows (stands for “Occupy Wall Street”).

Share your photos & videos on Facebook!

Ah yes, Occupy has helped win friends and influence people in labor fights on the West Coast. Just ask Longview, Washington how well that went.

It’s absolutely reprehensible that the OEA would partner with the Occupy movement. That our teachers are being encouraged to adopt the tactics of the ILWU

REA members join Occupy Portland

is not going to help their cause. In the working class communities served by the Reynolds School District, parents are getting fed up with these bully tactics. This community is being torn apart, and the parents want it to stop.

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  1. Randi's Gravatar Randi
    May 25, 2012    

    Quit whining, NEA…you are the ones scraping from the middle class, as you spend, and spend, and beg the middle class to fund even more of your black hole spending. If you can’t educate a child with $11,500 per child per year, and with more than approximately a 50% success rate, then you should reflect on the fact that stealing from the Middle Class is not working, and thus they should not be working for you. “All about the kids”? Yeah, I remember that speech by your beloved NEA leader…

    “My final, and most important point…which is why…NEA and its affiliates are such effective advocates…despite what some among us would like to believe, it is not because of our creative ideas, it is not because of the merit of our positions, it is NOT BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT OUR CHILDREN, and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its advocates are effective because we have POWER, and we have POWER because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year”

    (Note: not all are willing to “pay”…but are victims of theft of their hard earned income, stolen against their will, and spent on political issues and candidates of which they do not support).

    NEA General Counsel Bob Chanin Says Farewell

  2. AJ's Gravatar AJ
    May 26, 2012    

    This is such a perplexing situation. On one hand, I support our teachers, however when they use tactics such as this and align themselves with Occupy Leftist Radicals and Socialists, they can suffer for all I care. I plan on questioning my kids teachers about this next week. Completely unacceptable and you’ve lost my support Teachers.

    • Randi's Gravatar Randi
      May 26, 2012    

      It will take more people like you AJ, to stand up and declare it simply unacceptable. Thank you.

    • Mike A's Gravatar Mike A
      June 13, 2012    

      My take on this is that teachers will say their hands are tied (sort of plausible deniability). Take it to your school board, avoid staff and administrators, as to what the school should and should not be teaching your students. Ask to sit in on classes if you have the time. No satisfaction from the school board? Take it to the state board of education. I agree with Randi, it will take more people like you to change the unacceptable.

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