Sunday, July 27, 2008

"For the Children"--Yah, Right!

The local National Education Ass'n folks call themselves WEAC.

They run ads yapping about 'great schools.' Because, after all, it's all about "the Children."

Not that you'd know that from their laundry-list of resolutions passed at their national convention as reported by Schlafly:

Delegates sported buttons with provocative slogans such as "Gay marriage causes global warming only because we are so hot," (obviously child-centered) "Hate is not a family value," "The Christian right is neither" and "Gay rights are civil rights."

...NEA resolutions cover the waterfront of all sorts of political issues that have nothing to do with improving education for schoolchildren, such as supporting statehood for the District of Columbia, a "single-payer health care plan" (i.e., government run), gun control, ratification of the International Criminal Court Treaty and taking steps "to change activities that contribute to global climate change."

The NEA fiercely opposes any competition for public schools, such as vouchers, tuition tax credits, parental option plans or public support of any kind to nonpublic schools. The NEA strongly opposes designating English as our official language (because not knowing English is "for the children"?)

...The NEA opposes home schooling unless children are taught by state-licensed teachers using a state-approved curriculum. The NEA wants to bar home-schooled students from participating in any extracurricular activities in public schools even though their parents pay school taxes, too.

The NEA wants additional (job-creating) services and programs — such as early childhood education — provided by public schools. NEA resolutions call for "programs in the public schools for children from birth through age 8" and for "mandatory kindergarten with compulsory attendance." (It's "for the children" to rip said children from their homes at the age of 5--at the point of a gun.)

NEA resolutions include all the major feminist goals such as "the right to reproductive freedom" (i.e., abortion on demand), (uhhhnnnhhhh....well, maybe not ALL the children...)

...Diversity is the code word used for pro-gay indoctrination in the classroom.

The NEA's diversity resolution makes clear this means teaching about "sexual orientation" and "gender identification." The NEA demands that "diversity-based curricula" be imposed on preschoolers. (An important part of a 5-year-old's knowledge-base, obviously.)

...The NEA not only favors amnesty for illegal-immigrant students, but also in-state college tuition and financial aid to illegal-immigrant college students (Obviously, there are no children who pay taxes to support this--so it IS 'for the children.')

Perhaps the resolutions included items about teaching actual mathematics (including trigonometry, useful for getting jobs) and actual spelling, syntax, and grammar.

But maybe that would be asking too much "for the children."

HT: Moonbattery


Amy said...

My child will never go to a public school.

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Amy! They've become a cesspool turning out more juvenile delinquents than not.

The biggest shame is they're the one's harming the children the most - and those children, heaven help us, are our future.

Amy said...

It's indoctrination. Pure and simple. None of these agenda items differs one iota from the Democratic party line.

I don't give a crap what liberals say. My child is going to be raised away from policies that teach him it's "okay" to do X, Y, Z as long as it "feels good" or her that it's okay to get an abortion (heck, some schools would even help her).


I have a moral obligation to raise my children properly, and WEAC has set themselves squarely against it.