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Teacher Horrified by What She Saw at Teachers Union Convention

Teacher Horrified by What She Saw at Teachers Union Convention

“evident that the teachers union is a lobbying arm of the Democratic Party”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ix9IkwjbUg

Teacher Brenda Lebsack recently attended a teachers union conference and now reports that the far left drift in education is not a figment of our imagination.

She writes in the Daily Signal:

Preferred Pronouns and More: What I Saw at Teachers Union Convention

As a teacher, I attended the National Education Association convention last week, and my worst fears were confirmed.

Public schools are no longer a safe place for families who hold traditional values or for families who believe gender (as in male/female binary) is biologically determined.

It was also evident that the teachers union is a lobbying arm of the Democratic Party.

The NEA seems to think there are many gender options, and that’s why teachers and students must always address themselves with their “preferred” pronouns. It thinks this pronoun practice is essential and will create a more inclusive society.

That was demonstrated firsthand when each state delegate who spoke during the three-day convention July 4 to 6 was encouraged to state his or her name and “preferred” pronouns before addressing the assembly.

Pronouns I heard were he, she, they—and hex. One delegate even announced “they” had a uterus before addressing the assembly, apparently because that was something we all needed to know.

In the teachers union’s preamble, it says, “NEA is to be the national voice for education managed by and for the public good, to advance the cause for ALL individuals.”

However, as I read the 70 new business items and 40 amendments of bylaws, legislation, and resolutions, and listened to the platform speeches, it was obvious the NEA only represents those who hold the same ideologies and radical leftist political views.

From what I observed, the NEA’s goal is for public education to be a training ground for political activism, while demonizing anyone—including students and their families—who does not share those same political and sociological beliefs.

The NEA does not want public education to be neutral ground in developing critical thinkers with an emphasis on academic achievement.

Its priorities were apparent, because of the 110 motions discussed and voted on, only four remotely addressed student academic achievement. Those four dealt with student financial literacy and resources for English learners and language acquisition.

Nearly half of the motions dealt with identity politics, social justice, and ways to promote the goals of the Democratic Party.

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Comments

The NEA has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the democrat party for my entire life, and I’m not young.

What are you going to do about it?

Oh heck yes! Their voter guide is a how-not-to vote guide; you choose everyone they don’t recommend.

Take a peruse through one of their journals(!), RadicalteacherDOTnet. It has been around sine 1975.

Enlightening and depressing, but highly revealing.

managed by and for the public good
IOW, collectivism.

Remember that Progressivism is a religion. It is not simply politics. These people are believers.

So you’re saying that she is shocked – SHOCKED – to find leftism going on in this establishment?

FFS, I’m just not having any more of these Brandon Straka conversions. They all knew this crap was going on and they were fine with it as long as it wasn’t their ox being gored.

henrybowman | July 20, 2022 at 1:50 pm

“One delegate even announced “they” had a uterus before addressing the assembly, apparently because that was something we all needed to know.”

“Source?”

    Dimsdale in reply to henrybowman. | July 20, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Frankly, I don’t think the announcement would make any difference, given the 256 shades of “gender” we have to endure.

Utterly horrifying thinking how they will try to teach language arts (English).
Grammar?
How confusing!
How asinine!

Does anyone know when the subject of English in school became language arts?
Same with history becoming social studies.
Was that something purposeful the left did to push their agenda?

    henrybowman in reply to lc. | July 21, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Social studies happened in the early ’70s. When I asked about it back then, the “answer” I got was that it was way more efficient not to teach geography separate from history.

    When my youngest was in grade school, his “social studies” textbook was pretty indistinguishable from the “history” texts of my own time.

I’m surprised anyone still thinks the NEA is concerned about anything other than it’s members and students are not in the Union. It’s the Union’s job, students have nothing to do with it.

    Phillygirl1807 in reply to diver64. | July 21, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    It’s only concerned with “certain”
    members. The Union heads are often in bed with the superintendent of schools in a particular school district. The unions rarely protect dedicated teachers.

Steven Brizel | July 21, 2022 at 10:57 am

If you have traditional values, you can fight the clearly Marxist oriented teachers unions either at the school board level, or vote with your feet and checkbook and seek excellent alternative means of education

1) Choose “Godschild” as your only acceptable pronoun.
2) Be very careful to ask and use their pronouns.
3) Report every incidence of someone failing to use your preferred pronoun.

BOOM

I’ve been saying it for years…

Public school is no place for a child.

My wife grew up under Communism in Central Europe, earned a Doctrate in Natural Sciences, met me, and came to America 30 years ago. We were riding the DC Metro in the summer 3 or 4 months after her arrival, when our car was filled to capacity by passengers boarding at a downtown station. “I’m afraid”, she told me. “These are the dirtiest people I’ve seen in my life”. I noticed they were all wearing badges…that identified them as atendees at the NEA annual meeting. The only time our then 14 year son entered a government school was when we were in Vermont 11 years ago, and attended a rock and mineral show. He quickly noticed all of the homosexual advocacy poster displayed throught the building…