- Following Vice President Joe Biden's speech on Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the National Education Association by phone on Thursday, echoing the VP's sentiments about respect for teachers and lashing out at his fall presidential election opponent Mitt Romney.
- "My opponent mocks the idea that we need more teachers," Obama said during the call, according to a Politico report.
- The NEA voted last year to support Obama's reelection bid and reportedly has 20,000 members who have agreed to campaign as "Educators for Obama."
From the article:
President Obama says his rival “mocks the idea” that more teachers are needed for America’s schools, but that his administration has protected teaching jobs and would continue in a second term. ...