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Teachers union pledges to teach critical race theory in all 50 states

The National Education Association, which is the largest teachers union in the nation, has pledged to teach critical race theory in more than 14,000 school districts in all 50 states. They’re also going after those who oppose the plan.

The NEA held its annual representative assembly virtually over the July 4 weekend. The union passed two items that will implement critical race theory into the classroom with the assistance of the union’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Caucuses. The NEA pledged to “share and publicize” “information already available on critical race theory — what it is and what it is not.”

A team of staffers will be dedicated to providing members with information about how to “fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric and share information with other NEA members, as well as their community members.”

In what the NEA claims to be the inclusion of “accurate and honest teaching,” it vowed to “oppose attempts to ban critical race theory” and the “New York Times’” now discredited “1619 Project,” which has been scrutinized by historians as ahistorical.

Several states across the country are fighting back against critical race theory by banning educators from teaching it as fact in public school classrooms. Idaho was the first state to pass laws banning critical race theory, and other states such as TennesseeTexasUtahFlorida and Iowa passed similar legislation. Despite the bans, thousands of teachers nationwide have pledged to continue teaching it

The NEA also vowed to team up with organizations such as Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project — named after the anti-American and factually challenged historian Howard Zinn — to call for an October 14 rally in honor of George Floyd’s birthday “as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.”

In a separate business item, the NEA promised to work on opposition research against organizations that oppose critical race theory.

“NEA will research the organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work and/or use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals and individual educators to utilize when they are attacked,” the item reads.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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