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MTA: Ideas Not Welcome

I attended the Annual Meeting of the Mass Teachers Association again -- probably for the last time. It's become clear that it's not an organization that welcomes new ideas. The goal of the leadership seems to be to run the annual meeting on rails where the delegates sit, stand, clap, and vote on cue with any input or new ideas discouraged -- or quashed if necessary. Why go to the effort and expense of bringing people in to a meeting if you're not going to structure things to welcome, encourage, and foster their ideas and initiatives?