Over 9,000 delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will gather in Philadelphia., Penn., from June 30 - July 5, 2007, to attend the 86th annual National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly. The Representative Assembly is the union’s highest decision-making body. Delegates will be joined by thousands more in attending the NEA’s 146th annual meeting, which will run concurrently. The slogan for this year’s annual meeting is “Fighting For Great Public Schools—yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.” But Bob Pawson is not going to let the group’s meeting go quite as smoothly as its leaders might hope.
The national coordinator of Pro-Life Educators and Students (PLEAS), Pawson has called on pro-life activists to “stage a picket of the National Education Association leadership for their unmitigated support of abortion: the killing of future students in their wombs.” In addition to the obvious “moral outrage,” Pawson said the NEA’s position has an economic impact that “eliminates the jobs and careers of teachers and school employees.”Click here to continue reading at ProLifeUnity.com