Teachers and Republicans Seek Common Ground in N.Y.C.
The Bush administration's record on education continues to be a polarizing issue for many teachers, who were represented last week on the floor of the Republican National Convention as well as among the protesters out in the streets.
Removed from the carefully scripted stagecraft of the convention, the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers' union, was trying to narrow the divide between its members and the Republican Party.
The 2.7 million-member union staged a luncheon early in the week with Republican members of Congress, in an apparent effort to cool some of the rhetoric that has hurtled back and forth between GOP leaders and the union. The NEA has sharply criticized the No Child Left Behind Act, which President Bush and his allies are citing repeatedly as one...
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