The NEA’s strange fight against institutional racism.

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When the NEA talks of teaching excellence, do they mean white?

Pictured above are the winners of the NEA Foundation awards for teaching excellence.

I’m sure they are all good teachers. But it looks like the nominees for this year’s Oscars.

At last year’s NEA Representative Assembly in Orlando, we passed a New Business Item calling for a union-wide fight against institutional racism. Perhaps the Foundation didn’t get the word.

Or perhaps everyone has been too busy working for Hillary.

For second time this year I have received an update on what the NEA has been doing to implement NBI 11. That is the one I submitted and was passed after a two hour debate, the longest debate in RA history, according to some.

11. Confederate Flag

The NEA RA directs the NEA to support, in ways it finds appropriate and effective, efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from public schools and public spaces.

NEA is supporting efforts and working with our partners in the Civil Rights community to lift up stories and actions on this issue. On the legislative front, state model legislation and model school board resolutions are being drafted for distribution to state affiliates. We will monitor active state legislation on this issue and share information with affiliates and partners, where appropriate. We will also use EdVotes.org to share compiled information on legislation and highlight stories of actions in communities and states across the country to remove the Confederate battle flag from public schools and public spaces.

This is all pretty vague, amounting to nothing.

Model legislation is being drafted?

The RA was in July.

Do a search on EdVotes.org

Enter Confederate flag.

Nothing.

 

One thought on “The NEA’s strange fight against institutional racism.

  1. Re: “Errors” of the NEA:
    “There is no more evil thing in this world than race prejudice… It justifies and holds together more baseness, cruelty, and abomination than any sort of error in the world” — H.G. Wells.

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