The annual conference for the National Education Association (NEA) is currently happening, and those in attendance as members of the teachers union are slated to vote on calling for a national policy of mandatory masking, creating an enemies list, and rejecting the words “mother” and “father.”
Being held in Chicago, the conference is quite infested with woke agenda items and progressive language involving issues that have almost nothing to do with carrying out a proper education for the youth of America. The extremely leftist group does not even seem to officially recognize its own straight male membership.
“NEA is a social justice union that is a majority female and trans and gender non-conforming folx,” stated one New Business Initiative (NBI), calling out to “publicly stand in defense of abortion” and calling any and all abortion limits an attack on “students, families, and communities.
Another sounded the call for “a national policy of mandatory masking and COVID vaccines in schools, as well as high-quality virtual education for immuno-compromised students and all families who want it.”
Yet another claims that the NEA will make public its commitment to “young people’s right to learn about and develop their own sexual orientation and gender identity.”
A fourth heavily promotes language that is “LGBTQIA+ inclusive,” such as “birthing parent” and “non-birthing parent” instead of mother and father.
One particular initiative wants to spend $140,000 on opposition research about the “largest 25 organizations that are actively working to diminish a students’ [sic] right to honesty in education, freedom of sexual identify [sic], and teacher autonomy.”
NBIs are proposals that must go through a vote by the delegates in order to pass. NEA has been known to be quite radical in what it chooses to pass. Back in 2019, it shot down a motion to “rededicate itself to the pursuit of increased student learning.” Meanwhile, it chose to vote in favor of “discussions around support for reparations” and incorporating “the concept of ‘White Fragility’ into NEA trainings.”
The NBIs for every year is normally publically available on the NEA’s website, but as of last year it chose to take down last year’s in the wake of parents noticing that it has voted to approve a resolution to “oppose attempts to ban critical race theory” and issued a study that “critiques . . . capitalism . . . and other forms of power and oppression.” That directly went against the claims from the teachers that CRT was not being taught in schools.
The NBIs for the current year was discovered by one conservative education expert in North Carolina, Terry Stoops.
— Terry Stoops (@TerryStoops) July 5, 2022
The NEA has been refusing to comment as to why the NBIs are now being hidden, and as to why the results of their votes are also not publicized.