Over the past several decades, the National Education Association (NEA) has become one of the largest and most liberal and socialistic unions in America. I have friends who have attended the annual NEA conventions and they report how many adamant union members are hostile to anything Christian and conservative.
The NEA has been pushing socialist agendas and curriculum like the Common Core and others. In some areas, the NEA has supported the liberal sex education taught by Planned Parenthood which teaches kids that sex is okay as long as you’re safe and you don’t have to tell your parents.
Kim Anderson, Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach for the NEA recently posted on the union’s website, Education Votes:
“We have to be a social justice union.”
Let me remind you that the term ‘social justice’ is the politically correct word for socialism. Progressives knew that socialism carried a negative connotation in America, but social justice sounds like something many would find acceptable.
In that context, Victor Skinner reports:
“That’s the reason the NEA sent cash to the United Teachers Los Angeles to encourage teachers to recruit undocumented immigrants for Obama’s DACA program, which allows younger immigrants to obtain work permits or pursue higher education.”
“The union is worried a Republican president could halt the program in the future.”
“‘We’re doing everything we can to let students know and let families know that they’re able to do this right now,’ United Teachers Los Angeles treasurer Arlene Inouye told the union site.”
“The NEA is also sending money to the far-left Wisconsin-based student group Youth Empowered in the Struggle, which teachers have used in the past to pressure school officials during teacher union contract negotiations.”
“The money for YES goes toward summer social justice training camps for kids that mold them into liberal community activists with the goal of protesting some kind of an injustice during the school year. According to EducationVotes, YES championed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.”
I know many teachers who do not agree with the NEA’s socialistic agenda, but due to the lack of right-to-work laws in their states, they are forced to join the NEA and its subsidiary union branches. That means that they are forced to pay union dues that is constantly being used for socialistic issues like helping to keep illegal kids in the US.
What you may not realize is that it’s actually your money that is being used by the NEA for these purposes like helping to keep illegal aliens from being deported. One way or another, your taxes are used to pay teachers’ salaries. The teachers are forced by unfair labor laws to pay part of the money they got from you and me to the union so the union can fund their socialistic and anti-American agenda.
If you find this offensive and disturbing and your state does not have a right-to-work law, then maybe you should get involved with your state politicians and help them pass a right-to-work law. That would allow many conservative teachers to resign from the union, thus reducing the union’s extortion fees, also known as dues.