Mr. Pullen, The Elementary Educator, has written an open letter to the NEA. He’s just received his 19th call/letter from the National Education Association requesting that he vote for their preferred candidate. Here’s the postcard:
The problems? Mr. Pullen explains:
1. This makes 19 times you’ve contacted Josh Pullen to try to persuade him to vote for Barack Obama (through 9 pieces of mail and 10 phone calls). Once was fine, twice was tolerable, but 19 contacts is ridiculous.
2. Your staffer should at least know how to spell Senator Obama’s first name correctly.
3. Josh Pullen, this person you’ve contacted 19 times, is MY SON. HE IS SIX YEARS OLD.
Please make it stop.
The NEA and its brethren consistently moan about low pay for teachers, shortfalls in school budgets, teachers buying their own supplies, etc. If you’ve got an example of hardship and martyrdom, someone at the AFT or NEA is whining about it.
All these gripes – and many of them are real problems – and the NEA spends its time, money and other resources on contacting a 6-year old 19 times. I understand that Mr. Pullen is in Michigan, but c’mon.
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