September 15 2009
Teachers Unions Staying Silent in Wake of ACORN Scandal
It's time that groups claiming to be advocates for children step up and denounce ACORN. That's you teachers unions!
Despite the recent video showing ACORN staffers in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Brooklyn facilitating the establishment of a brothel for 13 and 14 year old girls from El Salvador, the teachers unions - as well as national women's organizations - have remained silent.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Teachers unions have contributed over $1.3 million to ACORN and its affiliates, since 2005, according to U.S. Labor Department financial disclosure forms.
But there is no guarantee that the $1,333,112 million in donations from the National Education Association (NEA) and Teachers AFL-CIO unions are actually being used for their stated purposes, according to present and former Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) officials.