There was a whole lot going on at the annual National Education Association convention, but not a whole lot of it seemed to have anything to do with education. Thus, because it’s clear that our nation’s children are learning reading and writing at rocket-like speed (this is said with a sarcastic intonation and a smirk), the NEA was able to turn its attention to the real scourge of public education — homophobia. Thus, the NEA made clear it’s support for gay civil unions. You can tell this from a muddily worded resolution on “Racism, Sexism, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Discrimination”:
“The Association also believes that these factors should not affect the legal rights and obligations of the partners in a legally recognized domestic partnership, civil union, or marriage in regard to matters involving the other partner, such as medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption, and immigration.” “Factors” refers to “race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, disability, ethnicity, immigration status, occupation, and religion.”
In case that wasn’t clear enough, the NEA elaborated on the fact that, not only are our schools rapidly becoming education-free zones, they must definitely purge the rampant homophobia affecting them. There’s another smirk from me here, because I actually haven’t heard about rampant homophobia affecting our nation’s schools. But there must be, because why would the NEA, in addition to the above pronouncement, also have felt compelled to make this one:
Other NEA resolutions promote the gay rights agenda in public school curricula by demanding funds to alleviate “sexual orientation discrimination,” to use multicultural education to reduce “homophobia,” and even to put “diversity-based curricula” and “bias-free screening devices in early childhood education.” Another resolution demands that schools hire “a diverse teaching staff.”
There is another scourge that the NEA is determined to stamp out, and stamp out hard — competition. According to the same Phyllis Schlafly article, the NEA passed a huge series of resolutions against vouchers, school choice and home schooling. It also did everything within its power to make home schooling more difficult. These attacks on home schooling remind me of a story Kurt Vonnegut wrote before he went crazy. The story, called Harrison Bergeron, imagines a future in which everyone must be equal — and since the untalented cannot be given talent, equality is achieved by handicapping the talented. Intelligent people have implants in their brains that disrupt thought, physically gifted people must wear huge weights and chains, and beautiful peopled are hidden behind grotesque masks. When the story came out in 1968, I’m sure many thought Vonnegut was exaggerating. I’m not so sure now.
The NEA also wants to take complete control of our children’s sexuality, teaching them everything they always wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask their parents), bringing Planned Parenthood onto campus, and generally removing from parents any right to guide their children’s morals.
Just to wrap up their excessive concern with everything but a public school’s main functioning — teaching basic educational principles — the NEA made sure to get involved in world politics by endorsing myriad organizations hostile to the United States:
The NEA is a big supporter of every sort of globalism and international commitment. NEA resolutions endorse global education, multicultural education, the United Nations, the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the globalist version of environmental education, and opposition to English as our official language.
Remember, your tax payer dollars and mine are at work here.