The National Education Association continued its descent into left-wing political and social engineering during its national convention this week, voting by a more than 3-to-1 margin to actively support abortion rights as well as furthering the LGBTQ agenda among students.
“NEA delegates committed the union to ‘publicly stand in defense of abortion and reproductive rights and encourage members to participate in … rallies and demonstrations, lobbying and political campaigns, educational events, and other actions …” according to a tweet from Mike Antonucci of the public education news blog “The 74.”
The convention of the nation’s largest teacher’s union reportedly drew some 6,000 delegates to Chicago, where, Antonucci wrote on his blog, many of the decisions are all but determined by NEA’s staff and board officers. Delegates can raise business items and resolutions, but the 6,000 delegates represent a tiny slice of the NEA’s 3 million members.
“This organization has a left-leaning political agenda that they are very proud of and that they will support to the bitter end,” said Meg Kilgannon, senior fellow for education at the Family Research Council, on Tony Perkins’ “Washington Watch” program. “It’s the leftist/progressive political agenda that’s being pushed on children at the expense of their education.”
In addition to abortion rights, according to FRC’s “Washington Stand” news blog, New Business Item 41 says that “The NEA will publicize our continuing commitment to LGBT youth and all young people’s right to learn about and develop their own sexual orientation and gender identity.”
“If they’re saying this in public, what are they doing in the classroom?” Perkins asked in his broadcast.
Kilgannon says the NEA spent some $25 million in member dues on liberal political causes and candidates in the 2020 election cycle.
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