The National Education Association, the country’s major teachers’ union, had more than education on its mind at its annual convention:
The National Education Association has thrown its full support behind homosexual “marriage.”
The NEA recently held its annual convention in San Diego, California, where members voted on two issues of importance to those involved in the culture war. One of those issues was whether the union would support same-gender marriage. According to Jeralee Smith, co-founder of the Conservative Educators Caucus, the resolution passed by roughly a two-thirds majority.
“There are quite a few items where the NEA absolutely puts its political muscle behind taking down any legislation in any state that they consider to be discriminatory to homosexuals,” says Smith. “And some of the language in the resolution also hints that the NEA will try to take down the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] on the federal level.”
Smith told Baptist Press that when a representative of the Conservative Caucus spoke against the resolution and mentioned the words “marriage should be between a man and a woman,” the speaker was booed.
Also up for a vote was a resolution for the NEA to take a “no position” stance on the issue of abortion. That proposal was voted down 61 percent to 39 percent.
How about voting on improving math instruction? Or passing resolutions about homework?
And yet, the voice of the union must be emblematic of where our nation’s public school teachers stand on these political, moral, and cultural issues.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The NEA takes its stand
From a post by Gene Veith: