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Although this book was first published in 1984, everything in it is as relevant today as when it was first published. If anything, the NEA has simply moved even further to the left than it was back them. It has simply adopted all of the politicallyMoreAlthough this book was first published in 1984, everything in it is as relevant today as when it was first published. If anything, the NEA has simply moved even further to the left than it was back them. It has simply adopted all of the politically correct trends of the far left. The history behind all of this has not changed. Thus, the NEAs influence in American education as a force of the left is still a fact that parents of children in the public schools must deal with. -- Samuel L. Blumenfeld - Preface to 2011 EditionITS BACK!! NEA Trojan Horse in American Education. The 1984 book. which was the first expose of the National Education Association - the teachers union, is back after some 10 years being out of print. Everything that was included in the print version is now available as an ebook. Included are: All 284 pages, all footnotes (156), approx. 250 other references, and Index.Sam points to what has transpired in America following the 2010 elections proves that people need to know what unions like SEIU and the NEA teachers union are up to. You need only look at early 2011 in Wisconsin when those unions literally took over the state Capitol in Madison for weeks.Sam Blumenfeld in 1984 was the only person who had courage to take on the Teachers Union. At that time the NEA vehemently denied it was a union. It claimed to be a Professional Association that was only interested in helping the kid. Flash forward to 2011 when the Teachers Union in Wisconsin, along with other government employee unions brought the state of Wisconsin government to a halt. For weeks they held the entire state government captive.When Sam Blumenfeld was finishing his 1984 book on the NEA his manuscript was refused by all publishers. Reason: They all believed he and they would be dragged into court firvolously by the NEA Union to prevent him form getting his extensive research in the book out into the public. In otherwords, publishers were being intimidated by the powerful Teachers Union. Finally he found a brave small group who formed a new publishing company and risked everything to get his blockbuster revelations into print. Fortunately the NEA was more busy at that time dealing with newly elected Ronald Reagan and his administration to bother squashing Sams publisher. The rest is history: the book sold tens of thousands of copies and was in print for many years. It was, and still is, the seminal book on the professional group which ultimately dropped all pretenses of being devoted only to the kids and their education. As recently as 2009 the NEAs top attorney, Bob Channin [July 9, 2009, NEA Representative Assembly, San Diego] in a speech to his members statied in effect that the interests of the members came ahead of the interest of the kids.The quote is: [Why is the NEA effective?] It is not because of creative ideas, it is not because of the merit of our position, it is not because we care about children, it is not because we have a vision of great public schools for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power and we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people [members] who are willing to pay us millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe we are the union that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.**daytonos.com May 11, 2011If you do not know all about this union which is supported by the dues of members who, in turn, are paid by your local property and sales taxes (As well as billions the Federal Government puts into public education) now is the time to learn what you need to know to be an informed voter in elections to come. The NEA is spending millions and millions of dollars to get officialls elected who will do their bidding.