Largest Teachers Union Says Critical Race Theory Is 'Appropriate for Kids'
The National Education Association approved a plan to 'publicize' CRT
America's largest teachers union has voted to promote the Marxist Critical Race Theory arguing it is "reasonable and appropriate" for children.
The National Education Association approved a plan to "publicize" CRT and dedicate a "team of staffers" to fight back against those who are highlighting its racist and Marxist ideology.
New Business Item 39 declares the union opposes bans on critical race theory along with the controversial 1619 Project.
The resolution calls for the union to "join with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project to call for a rally this year on Oct. 14 — George Floyd’s birthday — as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression."
The third paragraph pledges to achieve the following:
"Publicly (through existing media) convey its support for the accurate and honest teaching of social studies topics, including truthful and age-appropriate accountings of unpleasant aspects of American history, such as slavery, and the oppression and discrimination of Indigenous, Black, Brown, and other peoples of color, as well as the continued impact this history has on our current society. The Association will further convey that in teaching these topics, it is reasonable and appropriate for curriculum to be informed by academic frameworks for understanding and interpreting the impact of the past on current society, including critical race theory."
But despite the approval, a note on the union’s website reads:
"This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2021-2022 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $127,600."
Many parents around the country have blasted CRT, arguing the deep ideology is racist and divisive.
Last month, a black Florida mom torched CRT during a speech before her kids' school board, slamming the Marxist ideology as "racist" while warning it must be stopped before it destroys America.
"Just coming off of May 31st, marking the 100 years of the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like critical race theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021,” she said.
“That is not teaching the truth unless you believe that whites are better than blacks."
In June, a plurality of poll respondents said Critical Race Theory is making race relations "worse," according to Rasmussen Reports.
Top lawmakers have described CRT as a “prejudicial ideological tool” that teaches students “to judge individuals based on sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.”
Meanwhile, 58 percent of Americans have an “unfavorable” view of CRT, according to a section of a YouGov poll sponsored by The Economist last month.
Just 38 percent of Americans view CRT favorably, the survey found.
CRT embraces Marxist ideology with the concept that all social and cultural issues should be viewed through the lens of race.