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National Education Association To Invest In Researching Groups Opposed To Critical Race Training

National Education Association To Invest In Researching Groups Opposed To Critical Race Training

“NEA will research the organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work and/or use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators”

At its Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly this week, the National Education Association (NEA) voted to investigate organizations that oppose Critical Race Theory (CRT) and so-called “anti-racist” curriculum.

There is little doubt NEA already was investigating and targeting such opposition. Nicole Solas, the Rhode Island mom involved in seeking public records, was targeted by the local NEA chapter. The assembly vote highlights how big a priority it is across NEA.

The NEA is the largest teacher union in America. On Thursday, July 1, the assembly passed this new business item:

NEA will research the organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work and/or use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators to utilize when they are attacked. The research, resources, and recommendations will be shared with members through NEA’s social media, an article in NEA Today, and a recorded virtual presentation/webinar.

[Update July 6, 2021, by WAJ: NEA has removed this item from its website, as first reported by Fox News. You can view an archived version of the business item here.]

The item was introduced by Stephen Siegel, a special education teacher at Reynolds High School in Oregon. The website offers the rationale for the action, saying, “The attacks on anti-racist teachers are increasing, coordinated by well-funded organizations such as the Heritage Foundation. We need to be better prepared to respond to these attacks so that our members can continue this important work.”

The item passed with an initial annual budget allocation of $56,500.

Siegel is a long-time activist in the Reynolds School District who has been involved in past labor protests.

Critical Race Theory is not the traditional civil rights movement, which sought to provide equal opportunity and dignity without regard to race. Rather, Critical Race Theory, and the training to implement it, is a radical ideology that focuses on race as the key to understanding society, and objectifies people based on race. For more information, visit CriticalRace.org, a project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation.

The NEA’s Representative Assembly is a week-long virtual meeting running June 30 to July 3. Delegates from around the nation consider new business items, legislative amendments, policy statements, resolutions, and constitutional and bylaws amendments.

Though the budget allocation seems like a drop in the bucket, they have now set new priorities to defend teaching CRT in elementary education and conduct opposition research on the organizations opposed to it. The fiscal impact on the NEA states, “[t]his item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources,” with the clear implication they will need to hire staff and create resources for local chapters. Of course, this is also just the initial budgetary allocation. It seems unlikely it will shrink in future budgets adopted by the NEA.

Other items on the NEA’s agenda for the assembly this week include two resolutions calling for a boycott of Israel and recognizing a Palestinian state. The Washington Free Beacon reports other business items the assembly will vote on: “a ‘decolonizing curriculum,’ creating a racial justice task force, opposing police unions, and sending a letter to the University of North Carolina calling for the school to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, the controversial New York Times writer behind the 1619 Project.”

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Jeff Reynolds is the author of the book, “Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy,” available at www.WhoOwnsTheDems.com. Jeff hosts a podcast at anchor.fm/BehindTheCurtain. You can follow him on Twitter @ChargerJeff, on Parler at @RealJeffReynolds, and on Gab at @RealJeffReynolds.

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JusticeDelivered | July 2, 2021 at 12:19 pm

It appears that universal public education is doomed. One of the biggest reasons that people moved out of cities was education. people will desert public schools over this issue, at the same time they will balk at funding public schools if their children are going to subjected to this shit.

    I hope you’re right. Parents would have to get over their addiction to free warehousing of their children.

      kyrrat in reply to gibbie. | July 3, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      I really don’t get this ‘free warehousing’ trope. I grant you my son attending private religious school but I’m there quite often doing the vast amount of volunteer work parents need to do to support activities(cheer,band,sports,theater,choir,dance, etc. I don’t personally do all of them but I do quite a few).

      I didn’t go to private school and my Mom and Dad were front and center doing all the PTA things and volunteering building things for classrooms(my Dad) and coordinating and running myriad activities(Mom).

      The ones who work too much to do those things are still staying up late and getting up early to make sure homework is done, kids are fed and activities are safely arranged for their children.

      Who ‘warehouses’ them?

      goodspkr in reply to gibbie. | July 4, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Free warehousing???? Don’t you pay taxes? Probably not (gibbie–sounds a lot like give me). But JusticeDelivered is correct. After Covid 19 and the teachers union refusing to let the children go to school, they are way down the list far behind law enforcement that they are in opposition to. When there is a crisis, the police run toward the danger. This last year showed us the Teachers have no such principles. It’s time to give kids a voucher and let the parents pick the school the kids go to.

“ The Washington Free Beacon reports other business items the assembly will vote on: “a ‘decolonizing curriculum,’ creating a racial justice task force, opposing police unions….”

Opposing police unions?!! A union is opposing another union? What, no one sees the hypocrisy in that? Really?

Get your kids out of government schools.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JoAnne. | July 2, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    close government schools.

    Man, you’re right. How it got so bad, however, rests on US. We tolerated this crap, and we tolerated the likes of boehner, mcconnell, etc. to be our bulwark against tyranny.

    However, we did elected Trump. We’re on the right track, but we have to continue the war, or we have to get the hell out. I think the latter is the only real solution.

    Our nation will never be one again.

PARENTS NEED A UNION

It is clear that Teachers Unions are being led by people who have their own agenda and care little for Parental views. Schools have evolved to serve teachers first – rather than Parents and their children.

The divergence has worsened every year for 30 years and in recent years has become a chasm. Teacher’s Unions care more about their ideology than about the kids. They use the access to our kids as an opportunity to push their social and political views to indoctrinate.

NATIONAL PARENTS UNION (“NPU”) – Its time to get organized because the Teacher’s Unions take advantage of the fact that parents are fragmented. Furthermore – rather than bargaining with the City or State, who are more than willing to give teachers all they want – why not have Teachers Unions bargain with the NATIONAL PARENTS UNION who wouls actually hold the Teacher’s Union accountable.

THERE MUST BE A STRUCTURAL CHANGE. PARENTS NEED MORE POWER IN WHAT HAPPENS WITH THEIR KIDS.

The lesson of the last few months is that Teachers Unions prey on Parents interests because they are able to keep Parents in the dark. They are corrupt and abuse their power. There must be an equally power Parent’s Union to counter the Teachers Unions.

    Parents need to vote well. White suburbanite women have elected and re-elected the psychos supporing all this.

    Wait till Biden builds low income housing projects next door to their homes.

Maybe they should research why the average education major has SATs below 1000

Decades ago, North Carolina was accused of not having enough teachers of colors .. so they lowered the standards . That works all of the time.

Antifundamentalist | July 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

How can they raise good little communists if parents raise a fuss and call it out? They infiltrated the colleges and decided that it’s time to target a younger, captive audience.

Public school teachers are the problem. They fund their malicious, venal ‘teachers union.’

JANUS gives teachers the tool not to fund their malicious, venal ‘teachers union,’ yet the union is still funded.

Public school teachers are the problem.

The solution is to DEFUND the SCHOOLS. Fund the student. School choice is a civil right.

Don’t be on the wrong side of history.

    henrybowman in reply to LB1901. | July 2, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    “School choice is a civil right”

    Only in those states with fair voucher programs. In the rest, parents end up paying for two schools.

This so-called “research” is going to be an example of digging up dirt, and when you can’t find any, you make it up. Just like the “dossier” on Donny Two Scoops. Does this mean the NEA is going to hire Perkins Coie and Christopher Steele to compile “dossiers” on opponents of CRT?

Research is overrated.

Anti-bigot training: don’t exercise liberal license to indulge diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment), not limited to racism, sexism, ageism. Lose your Pro-Choice selective, opportunistic, relativistic (“ethical”) religion.

Most teachers have no choice but to join the union if they want to work. Their union dues are deducted from their paychecks. At the school level most union meetings could be held at a small cafeteria table with most of the seats occupied by paid union staffers. Because the union turns so much of its money over to politicians at the state and national level, it’s very difficult to get teachers the right to work without belonging to the union laws passed. When Scott Walker did it in Wisconsin, union membership plummeted. Most teachers I’ve worked with view their union membership like a store owner who has to pay protection money to the gangs.

The police union gets its cut, too. If the local teachers’ union doesn’t support the police budget, they find themselves with tickets for spitting on the sidewalks. No love lost between the two unions. “Defund the police” would free more money up for the school budget. There’s no surprise the NEA would support the defund movement.

If you really want to defang the union, take away its money to spend on politicians. Give teachers the option not to join.

The NEA, another front group for Communism.

If they want a second Civil War in this country, they’re certainly going about it the right way.

e pluribus unum | July 5, 2021 at 1:47 pm

How sad that the education of America’s children is being sacrificed by this loud but miniscule self-serving group.
The internet was going to be such a wonderful resource to make available the great body of the world’s literature to all children. No need for purchasing books you can’t afford. It’s all there.
Instead, the NEA and its sheep promote this nonsense at the expense of a true education.
I weep.

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