In yet another woke attempt at inclusivity, the nation’s largest labor union, the National Education Association (NEA), has proposed a resolution that would have the word “mother” stricken from contracts in favor of the more LGBTQIA+-friendly “birthing parent.”
“Using this contract language, members need not worry about how a Board of Education/solicitor defines ‘maternity leave,’ ‘mother,’ and/or ‘father’; the language is an inclusive reflection of how LGBTQIA+ members build families,” the NEA stated, according to Fox News Digital.
While it is not yet clear whether or not the resolution passed, it was to be voted on by the 6,000 educators that make up the union’s Representative Assembly (RA) in Chicago and online on Wednesday.
Known as a “new business item” (NBI), this resolution and others like it are proposed by delegates, 50 of whom must sponsor it before it can be brought before the RA for debate and a vote.
“Normal people don’t use the term ‘chestfeeding’ or ‘birthing person’ or any of this stuff,” said Nicole Neily of Parents Defending Education. “I think it just further underscores how completely out of touch the teachers’ unions… are from the concerns of normal parents.”
“It’s horrifying,” she added.
And according to Elana Fishbein of No Left Turn in Education, the resolution is nothing less than an “Orwellian” attempt from the left to destroy the family unit.
“They are arrogant,” she said. “They are dismissive of the family, the parents. It’s beyond Orwellian. Even in science fiction, I don’t know if you can have such a script of complete destruction of human society.”
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NEA delegates have a history of proposing nonsense resolutions that, fortunately, its delegates have nixed.
For example, some delegates made a second attempt at a “national policy of mandatory masking and COVID vaccines in schools” only to have the resolution struck down for the second year.
Past proposals included a racial justice resolution in support of reparations.
“The Association acknowledges that both historical and current practices have systematically advantaged and privileged people of White European ancestry while disadvantaging and denying rights, opportunities, and equality for people of color,” that resolution read.
Another aimed at convincing educators to fight back against “institutionally racist systems.”
According to that resolution, “The National Education Association believes that, in order to achieve racial and social justice, educators must acknowledge the existence of white supremacy culture as a primary root cause of institutional racism, structural racism, and white privilege.”
“The Association believes that school districts must provide training in cultural competence, implicit bias, restorative practices and techniques, and racial justice,” it continued.
And in a stunning act of self-preservation, one resolution wanted educators to be protected from “bad faith” accusations of child abuse.
“Any such allegation should be investigated and resolved immediately without name disclosure,” read the resolution, which sought to keep employee names out of ugly claims. “The National Education Association believes education employees should be protected from allegations of child abuse made in bad faith.”
It is resolutions such as these, said Tiffany Justice of Moms for Liberty, that have earned the NEA a new moniker — the “K-12 Cartel,” for the way in which the union holds parents and children hostage to “a radical agenda.”
“We believe in American teachers, and we don’t believe that the lack of focus that the union has on children is represented,” Justice stated.
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