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It didn't take long for the teachers' organization to react to Romney's VP choice



This, from National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel, mere minutes after news broke about Rep. Paul Ryan's place on the Romney ticket:

“"For weeks, there'’s been speculation about who Gov. Romney would choose to be his running mate and what it would mean. And now we have our answer. By selecting Ryan, Romney has doubled down on his view that opportunity is only for those who can afford it or are willing to game the system. He's shown yet again that he is more willing to help the rich get richer than ensuring middle class families get ahead.

““"Ryan’'s position on fundamental education issues like funding for early childhood education and efforts to keep class sizes small don'’t speak to
ensuring that every child in this country gets a quality education, it continues Romney’'s misguided and out of touch mentality that class size doesn'’t matter and children should get as much education as they can ‘afford’.

"Elections are about choices, and Governor Romney'’s VP selection indicates that once again he chose the corporate fat cats and Wall Street barons over students, teachers, bus drivers, nurses and secretaries. The three million members of NEA know you can'’t put Americans back to work by cutting jobs, educate our kids by laying off teachers, or level the playing field for small businesses by rigging it in favor of big corporations."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 12, 2012 8:13am]


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