Members of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) union were out in force at the state Capitol today demonstrating against a five-percent cut to education. The boisterous crowd, bearing signs and chanting slogans, caused security to briefly lock the doors to the House of Representatives.
In April, House Majority Whip Andrew Tobin (R-Dist.1) wrote an exposé on some of the tactics engaged in by the teacher’s union and colluding Democrat legislators regarding sending layoff notices intended to frighten teachers — many of whom still had jobs.
The AEA is under the aegis of the National Education Association (NEA), the largest union in the country, and one of the most powerful leftwing political forces nationwide. Read about some of the group’s alliances here. The facts will surprise you.
Former Education Secretary Rod Paige apologized after he called the union a “terrorist organization,” a few years ago, but said he stood by his claim that the group uses “obstructionist scare tactics” in its fight over the nation’s education law.