Fred Klonsky is a retired art teacher and the former president of the Park Ridge Education Association. He blogs at preaprez.wordpress.com.
Will the NEA Endorse Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders Without Asking for Anything in Return?
With just a few days before the a meeting of the National Education Association’s (NEA) board of directors in Washington DC, what seemed like a sure thing several weeks ago now... MORE
Working · September 30, 2015
Why I Introduced a Motion Against the Confederate Flag at the NEA Convention
I was recently in Orlando, Florida, a few weeks after the brutal murder of nine African-American members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, for the annual Representative... MORE
Working · July 21, 2015
UNITE HERE Considers Itself Progressive. So Why Is the Union Standing with Rahm Emanuel?
In the winter of 2011, I was running as a delegate to the annual Representative Assembly (RA) of the Illinois Education Association (IEA), the largest teacher union in the state. The 1,000 delegates to the... MORE
Working · February 26, 2015
I Didn’t Vote for Pat Quinn, Because He’s Trying to Destroy My Pension
I did not vote in the election for Illinois Governor on Tuesday, and I did not vote during the period that Illinois allowed for early voting. My abstention wasn't an act of... MORE
Working · November 6, 2014