by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
This editorial from the Wall Street Journal doesn’t mince words about the two major teacher unions and their commitment to Democratic politics and far left progressive culture, which includes the indoctrination of kids through critical race theory. Here’s an example of why the editorial calls the NEA and AFT “the ideological and institutional vanguard of progressive politics.”
The National Education Association, the largest teachers union, held its annual meeting last week and the measures approved by delegates deserve broader attention. One calls for the union to support and lead campaigns that “result in increasing the implementation of culturally responsive education, critical race theory, and ethnic (Native people, Asian, Black, Latin(o/a/x), Middle Eastern, North African, and Pacific Islander) Studies curriculum in pre- K-12 and higher education.”
Critical theory is a neo-Marxist ideology that is pervasive in higher education and teaches that a person is defined above all else by race, gender and sexual orientation, and that American institutions are designed to ensure white supremacy and “the patriarchy.”
The delegates also directed the NEA to lobby for “professional development around cultural responsiveness, implicit bias, anti-racism, trauma-informed practices, restorative justice practices and other racial justice trainings” for “all school employees.” The delegates called for similar training for students. Just what second-graders need: instruction on how to distrust kids with different skin colors.
It’s important to remember that the NEA isn’t some big union on the west and east coasts. This union has a home right here in North Carolina via its affiliate, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE.) When teachers join the NCAE, they automatically become a member of the NEA. NCAE proudly boasts about it, as you can see below.
Locke’s Terry Stoops gives us the real story. WATCH.
The NCAE is a union. The group is the state affiliate of the NEA. And as the Wall Street Journal points out, this group is all about far left politics and indoctrinating kids with those radical views. That’s why Locke pays very close attention to the NCAE. They’re one of the biggest power players in radical politics today.