Skip to comments.Actions The NEA Approved At Meeting In Orlando.
Posted on 07/22/2006 11:35:56 AM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
NEA overwhelmingly passed a resolution (B 10) endorsing gay marriages and adoptions in states where they're legal. Click here and read the first three paragraphs.
NEA recommended that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues be required content for teacher credentialing. (Teachers would be forced to undergo sensitivity training concerning homosexuality before they could be certified to teach.) Here is the wording of the resolution: "That NEA advocate for the inclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues in the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) teacher education program review process." NEA has already contacted NCATE about this.
NEA voted to replace the word "tolerance" toward homosexuality with "acceptance and respect" in union policies. The author of New Business Item 52 used this rationale: "We should teach acceptance and respect, not tolerance, of those who are different from us wherever appropriate." (The NEA is saying that "tolerance" of the homosexual lifestyle isn't enough, that homosexuality must be accepted and respected.) NEA refused to pass an amendment (I 24) designed to protect students against sexual misconduct by teachers.
The amendment read "To protect the rights of all students, the Association believes sexual contact between education professionals and minor students is unacceptable." The NEA refused to pass the amendment and referred it back to the Resolutions Committee. Many feel that the NEA refused to pass the amendment in order to protect teachers who have sex with students. Click Here and go to the bottom of page 3. Read the section "Resolution I-24 Floor Discussion Vote. NEA Being Less Than Honest
The NEA has been less than honest in dealing with this situation. Andy Linebaugh, a spokesman for the NEA, told Cybercast News Service that "leadership of the NEA has no interest in advancing a position on same-sex marriage." To see the entire news release, click here.
NEA president Reg Weaver, in a release posted on the website of its Kansas affiliate, said the AFA had engaged in a "malicious e-mail campaign distorting the facts related to proposed amendment changes." Like Linebaugh, he added that "the NEA has no position on same-sex marriages, and leadership is not seeking to establish such a position."
On the NEA homepage on July 19, there was a message pertaining to the NEA's support of homosexual marriage.
"A smear campaign launched by the American Family Association asserted that the National Education Association was set to 'endorse homosexual marriage' at the 2006 Representative Assembly. Either the group is intentionally misleading the public, or didn't bother to check their information, but NEA has no plans to endorse same sex marriage and never did."
However, just weeks before the statements by Linebaugh and Weaver denying that NEA had taken a position, the NEA was a signatory on a letter to U.S. Senators strongly opposing the Federal Marriage Amendment. To see the letter, click here (PDF). On the third page you will find where the NEA signed the letter opposing the Federal Marriage Amendment. So when Linebaugh and Weaver said that the NEA has taken no position, they are being less than honest. The NEA opposed the constitutional amendment making marriage legal only between one man and one woman. That is their position as indicated by signing the letter.
The California Teachers Association, NEA's largest state affiliate, endorsed homosexual marriage in 2004. Click Here to see their endorsement.
For more information of NEA's support of the homosexual lifestyle, click Here to see background material from a delegate to the NEA convention.
For more information on NEA finances and the left-wing causes they support with gifts, click here (PDF).
NEA Running Stealth Campaign Again Public School Reform
Here is another example of how the NEA works. Shortly after the convention in Orlando, USA Today in an article (July 11, page 9D) reported: "The nation's largest teachers union has spent more than $8 million in a stealth campaign against President Bush's education reform law, paying for research and political opposition in an effort to derail it, according to a Washington think tank that supports the law...the National Education Association (NEA) has given at least $8.1 million to education, civil rights and policy groups that have opposed or criticized No Child Left Behind, Bush's far-reaching and controversial effort to reform public schools."
Many members of the NEA are not aware how the NEA is using their dues to promote leftwing politics. They can drop their membership in the NEA and secure many of the same benefits by joining other professional organizations which offer the same benefits. The Association of American Educators is one. You can visit them on the web at This Site. Also, Christian Educators offers many of the same benefits. Their website is http://www.ceai.org.
1. Send your email to the NEA. Express your disappointment that they are putting a political agenda ahead of the education of our children.
I can't tell the difference between the NEA and NAMBLA anymore.
"NEA refused to pass an amendment (I 24) designed to protect students against sexual misconduct by teachers"
Gee, nice to see they have their priorities straight.
I am NOT going to put my kids into public schools as long as these immoral sick fools are running them.
Funny, I wonder what percentage of these "Teachers" put their OWN kids into Private school. I wonder the hell why? (not)
More reasons to homeschool.
The biggest failing of the W administration, in my opinion: failure to fight long and hard for school vouchers.
Alice in Wonderland Would be more at home in this age than ever.
People, including teachers, have a First Amendment right to believe that homosexual activity is immoral. What a crock!
I wonder if their "acceptance and respect" policy applies to conservative Christians who send their kids to public schools. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?
Tell me why the statement you wrote above is "a crock".
that's going too far, and is far beyond the authority any teacher should have over any pupil, and beyond any authority an employer should have over any employee.
And some people still wonder why American kids are falling further and further behind most other countries kids. More and more time is devoted to these ridiculous social experiments and programs and less and less time devoted to reading, writing, math, science, etc.
We will end up a very stupid kids, but they will be socially acceptable to the liberal perverts.
it seems likely that it is the NEA policy which is castigated as "a crock"
No surprise -- the NEA and the rest of the liberal academic establishment are pushing the QUEER AGENDA upon our children. This pervsion goes UNCHECKED by our Congress as usual -- its all about PC votes.
If I had to educate my kids again, they would NEVER SET A FOOT NEAR A GOVERNMENT LIBERAL "SCHOOL".
It would have been a good idea to help break the NEA hold on education. As it is NEA is out to gut and destroy the testing and accountability (union members lose jobs) parts of No Child Left Behind.
Too many "moderate" Republicans who are NEA puppets to prevent a Federal voucher program in Congress.
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