The largest labor and teachers’ union in the country has officially voted to spread the teaching of the Marxist propaganda critical race theory (CRT) – describing it as a “reasonable” and “appropriate” framework for students to understand and interpret America’s past and present.
The overwhelmingly left-leaning National Education Association (NEA), which represents more than 3 million employees in public education, on June 30 kicked off its 100th Representative Assembly during which the vote took place. The union adopted a measure that would commit at least $127,600 to advance its pro-CRT agenda.
According to the plan, the NEA will share and publicize information about “what CRT is and what it is not,” dedicate a “team of staffers” to assist union members who “want to learn more and fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric,” and provide a study that critiques “power and oppression” in American society, including “white supremacy,” “cisheteropatriarchy,” and capitalism.
The union further declared that it opposes attempts to ban CRT and the New York Times’ highly controversial “1619 Project,” which recasts American history on the claim that the United States was founded, and remains today, a racist nation.
The measure further calls for an “accurate and honest” teaching of “unpleasant aspects of American history,” and claims that CRT – revolving mostly around Marxist anti-American propaganda – is an appropriate framework for educators to address those topics.
“The Association will further convey that in teaching these topics, it is reasonable and appropriate for curriculum to be informed by academic frameworks for understanding and interpreting the impact of the past on current society, including critical race theory,” the measure reads on NEA’s website.
The vote to expand their push for CRT in schools followed another, perhaps even more concerning measure which was approved by the NEA and seeks to essentially build a hit-list of opponents of CRT by “research[ing] the organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work” and assembling “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,” it says. The item was approved with an initial annual budget of $56,500.
The reason behind the measure, according to the NEA’s website, it that the “attacks on anti-racist teachers are increasing, coordinated by well-funded organizations such as the Heritage Foundation.”
The union argues that they needs to be “better prepared to respond to these attacks so that our members can continue this important work.”
The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank based in Washington that has been hosting vocal opponents of CRT, including author and filmmaker Christopher Rufo, who has written extensively to expose the CRT’s Marxist origins, how critical race theorists seek to undermine the foundations of American society, and how the ideology infiltrates schools, businesses, and government agencies.
“The national teachers union is funding an attack machine against me, @Gundisalvus, and our allies,” Rufo wrote on Twitter in response to the NEA vote, tagging Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
“We were born for this fight—and will show no mercy to the corrupt ideologues who are ruining American education. Swords up!”
While groups like the Heritage Foundation are fighting alongside prominent GOP opponents of the Marxist teaching – such as FL Gov. Ron DeSantis, the passing of the measure by the NEA makes it clear that leftists don’t plan on giving up the fight to shove this propaganda down the throats of American youth any time soon.
Author: Marcus Williams