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Teachers attend Obama-themed NEA convention

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/06/2012 @ 10:18 am In Education,Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) It had all the trappings of a re-election rally: thousands packing a convention center, Barack Obama T-shirts, videos celebrating the health care law, and a wall-size banner with encouraging messages to the incumbent president.

“You are our knight in shining armor — Sarah C., Norman, Okla.,” read one inscription.

But this Obama love fest in Washington was not a campaign event. The nearly 9,000 gathered were teachers in town for the National Education Association’s weeklong annual convention.

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