The NEA began its ascent as a political force slowly. In the early 1960s, NEA leaders had rejected efforts to create a political role for the Association. In fact, in 1960, NEA leaders – sensitive to members’ desire for an organization focused on professionalism – summarily rejected a suggestion to adopt a theme of “Every Teacher a Politician” (Berube, 1988).
Shust, D. and Lewis, C. (2004), "4. THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION’S NEW BIPARTISANSHIP", Henderson, R.D., Urban, W. and Wolman, P. (Ed.) Teacher Unions and Education Policy: Retrenchment of Reform? (Advances in Education in Diverse Communities, Vol. 3), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 81-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-358X(04)03004-9Download as .RIS
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