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The Man with All of the Answers

By Michele McNeil — June 05, 2008 1 min read

As some astute readers have noticed, there’s a new face on my blog. Look up!

It’s the NEA’s Joel Packer, who is proclaiming in the above advertisement to have ALL of the answers.

While I don’t have anything to do with Joel’s smiling face appearing there, I thought I’d use this opportunity to ask the answer-man some important Campaign K-12 questions, since I only have SOME of the answers:

1. Obama won the Democratic nomination without the NEA’s official endorsement. Will the NEA hold much power with Obama or his advisors?
2. Will the NEA spend more than ED in ’08 to get Obama elected?
3. Will the NEA exorcise the “V” word (aka “vouchers”) from Obama’s vocabulary?
4. Has the NEA pinned Obama down on what exactly he means when he talks about merit pay?

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