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Vice President Biden to teachers: ‘You are not the problem’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Vice President Biden to teachers: ‘You are not the problem’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Vice President Biden to teachers: ‘You are not the problem’

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Updated: July 3, 2011 10:17PM



Teachers aren’t to blame for the nation’s budget problems, Vice President Biden told the nation’s largest teachers union on Sunday.

Speaking to thousands of educators attending the National Education Association annual meeting at McCormick Place, Biden also declared, “None of us would be in the positions we are today — not me, not Barack, not Michelle . . . if not for the inspiration, love and guidance of at least one or two teachers,” Biden said, mentioning President Obama and his wife. He told the crowd how when he was young, he stuttered so badly that he couldn’t even say his own name, and his elementary school teachers helped turn that around.

Biden also spoke out strongly against the policies of the Republican Party. “There is an organized effort in this country to place the blame of the budget shortfall squarely on educators. And it is one of the biggest scams in American history.”

He chastised the Republican Party, saying that they were disregarding the sacrifices of teachers.

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I’m at the annual Representative Assembly of my National Education Association. We are a strange but noble people. We are passionate. We wear T-shirts and buttons that say funny things. We are generous. We are sensitive and kind and a little crazy. We are very smart. We care about someone else’s child
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These teachers and support professionals and college professors and librarians and principals and counselors and school nurses and anyone and everyone who touches the life of a student from preschool to graduate school have been duly elected and certified to represent the NEA members back home who sent them here to be their voice.

We sit in a huge cavernous hall with 40 microphones and 22 big screen monitors and we listen, learn, teach, debate and decide positions and actions of the NEA focused around a mission to prepare each and every blessed student to succeed in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world - A world that needs them

Biden Rips Republicans In Speech To NEA « CBS Chicago

Biden Rips Republicans In Speech To NEA « CBS Chicago

Biden Rips Republicans In Speech To NEA

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Education Association’s annual conference on July 3, 2011, in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Updated 07/03/11 – 4:22 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – Vice President Joe Biden has been in Chicago, speaking to a nationwide teachers union, saying Republicans are attempting to blame educators for budget shortfalls; and he said that’s “one of the biggest scams in modern American history.”

The vice president spoke Sunday at the

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