July 6, 2021

Don’t expect your children to be taught math, reading, or writing on October 14 and 15 this year if the National Education Association (NEA) has its way.  Instead, on that date, the organization will ask its teachers to, “Join with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project to call for a rally this year on October 14—George Floyd’s birthday—as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.  Followed by one day of action that recognize and honor lives taken such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and others.  The National Education Association shall publicize these National Days of Action to all its members, including in NEA Today.”

The decision is part of a resolution passed at the NEA’s 100th Representative Assembly which began on June 30 and lasted four days.

As part of the same resolution, the organization committed to “Share and publicize, through existing channels, information already available on critical race theory (CRT) — what it is and what it is not; have a team of staffers for members who want to learn more and fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric; and share information with other NEA members as well as their community members.”

The resolution also recommends funding of these and other measures in the amount of $127,600.

To read the full resolution, visit:  New Business Item 39 – 2021 NEA Annual Meeting


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