- The National Education Association put its support for President Barack Obama's reelection front and center this week at its annual meeting, where Vice President Joe Biden spoke in person and President Obama called in two days later.
- While many NEA members enthusiastically allied themselves with the Educators for Obama movement, GOP supporters found themselves sidelined in Washington.
- NEA members who identify as Republicans spoke out in an Associated Press report, saying they felt pressured to choose between their job and personal politics.
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It had all the trappings of a re-election rally: thousands packing a convention center, Barack Obama T-shirts, videos celebrating the health care law, and a wall-size banner with encouraging messages to the incumbent president.
"You are our knight in shining armor — Sarah C., Norman, Okla.," read one inscription. ...