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The nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, attracted 9,000 delegates to its annual convention in Washington, D.C., over the Fourth of July weekend. Delegates sported buttons with provocative slogans such as “Gay marriage causes Global Warming only because we are so hot!,” “Hate is not a family value,” “The ‘Christian Right’ is neither” and “Gay Rights are civil rights.”

The delegates passed dozens of hard-hitting resolutions that now become the NEA’s official policy. The resolutions authorize NEA members and employees to lobby for those goals in the halls of Congress and state capitols.

NEA resolutions cover the waterfront of all sorts of political issues that have nothing to do with improving education for schoolchildren, such as supporting statehood for the District of Columbia, a “single-payer health care plan” (i.e., government-run), gun control, ratification of the International Criminal Court Treaty, and taking steps “to change activities that contribute to global climate change.”

The NEA fiercely opposes any competition for public schools, such as vouchers, tuition tax credits, parental option plans or public support of any kind to non-public schools. The NEA strongly opposes designating English as our official language even though such a designation is supported by more than 80 percent of Americans.

The NEA opposes homeschooling unless children are taught by state-licensed teachers using a state-approved curriculum. The NEA wants to bar homeschooled students from participating in any extracurricular activities in public schools even though their parents pay school taxes.

The NEA wants many additional job-creating services and programs to be provided by public schools, such as early childhood education (i.e., baby-sitting for preschoolers). NEA resolutions call for “programs in the public schools for children from birth through age 8” and for “mandatory kindergarten with compulsory attendance.”

NEA resolutions include all the major feminist goals such as “the right to reproductive freedom” (i.e., abortion on demand); “comparable worth” (i.e., government control of wages according to feminist ideology rather than the free market); full funding for the feminist boondoggle called the Women’s Educational Equity Act; and “the use of nonsexist language,” i.e., censoring out all masculine words such as husband and father.

The NEA even urges its affiliates to work for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA was declared dead by the U.S. Supreme Court 26 years ago.

The influence of the gay lobby is pervasive in dozens of NEA resolutions adopted by 2008 convention delegates. Diversity is the code word used for pro-gay indoctrination in the classroom.

The NEA’s diversity resolution makes clear that this means teaching about “sexual orientation” and “gender identification,” words that are repeated in dozens of resolutions. The NEA demands that “diversity-based curricula” even be imposed on preschoolers.

NEA convention delegates were invited to an open hearing by the SOGI Committee in Room 149A on July 1. In case you don’t know, SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation Gender Identification.

The NEA urges its members to offer “diverse role models” via the “hiring and promotion of diverse education employees in our public schools.” The NEA puts “domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriage” on an equal footing.

The NEA wants every child, regardless of age, to have “direct and confidential access, without notification to parents, to comprehensive health education. That would include things such as learning how to use condoms for premarital sex, as well as social and psychological programs and services.”

The NEA wants public schools to take over the physical and mental care of students through school clinics that provide services, diagnosis, treatment, family-planning counseling, and access to birth control methods “with instruction in their use.” Family planning clinics are called on to “provide intensive counseling.”

The NEA wants all sex-education courses, textbooks, curricula, instructional materials and activities to include indoctrination about sexual orientation and gender identification, plus warnings about homophobia.

The NEA is very generous with taxpayer money spent on illegal immigrants. The NEA not only favors amnesty for illegal-immigrant students, but also in-state college tuition and financial aid to illegal-immigrant college students.

The NEA is strong for “multicultural education,” which the resolution makes clear does not mean studying facts about different countries and cultures. It means “the process of incorporating the values” and influencing “behavior” toward the NEA’s version of “the common good,” such as “reducing homophobia.”

Of course, the NEA supports “global education” to teach “interdependency in sharing the world’s resources.” It’s also no surprise that the NEA adamantly opposes any requirement that schools “schedule a moment of silence.”

Will parents be silent about the radical goals of their children’s teachers?

http://www.eurekareporter.com/article/080727-the-nea-spells-out-its-policies
 

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That's fine because I wan't all members of the NEA sold into prostitution or some chain gang where they have to break rocks all day...

But seriously this is horrable and disgraceful!
 

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Speaking in generalities (as I've known some really good hard working teachers), for all their bitching about being underpaid and overworked, teachers are some of the laziest people out there. They have an 8 hour work day with a 30-50 minute lunch plus a 50-60 minute planning period. So in that 8 hour day, they're only teaching 5 hours (class periods are typically 50 minutes with a 10 min period for transition from class to class). Then they get off in mid May and don't go back till mid August, approximately 3 months off during which they are still being paid, and paid quite well. In the district I used to work for first year teachers with no experience start at approx $37K/yr and that figure quickly went up as they gained years of experience, became department heads, became club sponsors, etc. Contrast that with the starting pay of $12-15K/yr for the maintenance workers who keep the buildings usable who work 240 day contracts.
 

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Dumber than a donut hole......
 

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These people (nea) are sick and delusional. The public schools are a joke and this is the reason why.
 

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ICM856 said:
These people (nea) are sick and delusional. The public schools are a joke and this is the reason why.
As much as I disagree with the NEA and most the complaints of teachers, a large amount of blames goes on the shoulders of parents and the students. Long gone are the days of parents supporting and working with their children's teachers and helping their kid with the days homework. Now it's considered good if you can just get one of the parents to come by for a conference and great if you can get away with disciplining a student without being sued! I'm probably one of the last of the generations where if I got in trouble at school, I was sure to be in more trouble once I got home.
 

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As much as I disagree with the NEA and most the complaints of teachers, a large amount of blames goes on the shoulders of parents and the students. Long gone are the days of parents supporting and working with their children's teachers and helping their kid with the days homework. Now it's considered good if you can just get one of the parents to come by for a conference and great if you can get away with disciplining a student without being sued! I'm probably one of the last of the generations where if I got in trouble at school, I was sure to be in more trouble once I got home.
While I will agree that some parents do not get involved with the childrens homework. I like others do see a big problem with teachers today in public schools. Thats why I'm glad we got ours in a (computer, science and math) magnet school. Most of the teachers are x-military members (troops to teachers), dicripline is tight, uniforms are mandated. Parent participation is also mandated.

The problem with public schools is there is to little structure and organization skills. Teachers with tenure are on the ROAD program. I'm a ferm beleaver that there are no bad students just bad instructors. Yes, I said instructors not teachers. We need more instructing and less touchy feely teaching.
"YOU WILL LEARN, I WILL TEACH YOU"
 

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While I will agree that some parents do not get involved with the childrens homework. I like others do see a big problem with teachers today in public schools. Thats why I'm glad we got ours in a (computer, science and math) magnet school. Most of the teachers are x-military members (troops to teachers), dicripline is tight, uniforms are mandated. Parent participation is also mandated.

The problem with public schools is there is to little structure and organization skills. Teachers with tenure are on the ROAD program. I'm a ferm beleaver that there are no bad students just bad instructors. Yes, I said instructors not teachers. We need more instructing and less touchy feely teaching.
"YOU WILL LEARN, I WILL TEACH YOU"
Quite true. Having worked in a public K12 district (one of the best in the state at that) for 8 1/2 years, I would without a doubt send a child of mine to a private/magnate school if possible instead.
 

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I think Magnet schools are great. No worries about what they are going to wear, everyone wears the same thing. No jewlery except one ring per hand is allowed, leather shoes (sneakers are only worn in P.E. only)

Each month they reward the students with straight A's for the month with lunch with the principal, that takes them in a donated limo (no cost to the school). Of coarse the parents have to pay $5.00 for lunch and agree to the off champus trip. But thats pretty cool.

On the other hand dicripline is harsh. Not wearing a belt on their pants the first time gets them a warning and detention, second time the parents are called to school to pick up the child, counted as absent without permission, Third time parents and child get to talk to principal about future participation in magnet school. They don't play around at all.
 

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A few months ago we had a school seminar telling kids to have sex and take drugs.

One of the articles on this is below.


It took multiple violations of school policy to allow a seminar at Boulder High School in Colorado to turn into an explicit sex rally in which a guest speaker told students as young as 14 to go have sex and use drugs, according to the superintendent.

However, Supt. George Garcia is defending the seminar anyway, and promised that they will continue.

"The existing partnership between the Conference on World Affairs and Boulder High School is a positive and beneficial one for engaging students in a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion of often controversial issues," Garcia said in a statement released by the district.

"This partnership should continue into the future," he said.

The controversy developed during a recent Conference on World Affairs seminar at the school. There, forum panelist Joel Becker, a psychologist from UCLA, took over.

"I am going to encourage you to have sex and encourage you to use drugs appropriately," Becker said.

"Why I am going to take that position is because you are going to do it anyway," he continued. "I think as a psychologist and health educator, it is more important to educate you in a direction that you might actually stick to. So, I am going to stay mostly on with the sex side because that is the area I know more about. I want to encourage you to all have healthy, sexual behavior."

WND also has reported on similar assemblies that have been used by schools to promote homosexuality, including one where parents were banned from the event, and a second where WND reported school officials ordered their 14-year-old freshman class into a "gay" indoctrination seminar after having them sign a confidentiality agreement promising not to tell their parents.

It Garcia's statement, he noted that the panel "STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs" attracted controversy because some of the comments were crude and violated district health and conduct standards, students were required to attend in violation of the district policy, and the make-up of the panel also violated district policy.

The panel was intended, Garcia said, "to discuss with students the risks of engaging in certain behaviors… This is not to state that certain comments were not, in any context, unnecessarily crude or that certain points were not in direct contradiction with district health and conduct standards. They were."

He also said a requirement that some students attend "violated existing district and school practice. Further, "my … conclusion is that the make-up of this panel was not in compliance with BVSB Board Policy… Though this Board policy has no direct effect upon the Conference on World Affairs Staff, it is binding upon BVSD faculty and students and was not followed in so far as the panel did not reflect a broad range of views and perspectives much less opposing points of view.

"I hold that it is the mission of any school district not only to impart factual information to its students but to assist students in the development of their ability to think critically and creatively. Community partnerships such as the one between the Conference on World Affairs and Boulder High School are valuable tools in that development," he opined.

"A key element in that development is to provide thoughtful and balanced perspectives on difficult issues," he added.

That is exactly what Boulder High sophomore Daphne White and her mother, Priscilla White, confronted the board about. They said there was no balancing message, that the entire presentation was geared to denigrate abstinence and religious faith, and promote free sex and drug use.

Priscilla White told board members it's inappropriate for such a message to be delivered by a public school. She was reading excerpts of the presentation to the board when board President Helayne Jones told her to stop, because the language was inappropriate.

"The panel discussion was a completely irresponsible and dangerous invitation to Boulder High students to have sex and take drugs," her daughter, Daphne, told the board.

The issue, while gaining little traction in the mainstream media, however did attract the attention of some talk show hosts on Denver's KHOW radio. There, officials have posted audio as well as a transcript of the seminar, and their followup questions to school officials.

The panel included Becker; Andree Gerhardt, a community engagement leader with Ernst & Young; Antonio Sacre, an LA-based performing artist, and Sanho Tree, of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.

They were assembled for the discussion as part of the university's Conference on World Affairs, which has been described as a forum for anything.

Conference leaders also defended the radical comments to students as young as 14, saying the forum speakers talked "candidly and sensibly to the high school audience."

The White family said the conference statement wasn't even accurate.

"The panelists irresponsibly advised Boulder High students to have sex and use drugs," the family responded. "Teenage abstinence was dismissed as an unwise choice and indicative of religious hang-ups."

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly said Boulder already is known as a "far left" town.

He played a recording of an "unidentified male" saying: "We all experiment. It's very natural for young people to experiment with same sex relationships. When you are 13, 12, 13, 14 certainly probably one of the most appropriate sexual behaviors would be masturbation. Even today, there are psychiatrists who will do sessions under the influence of ecstasy. If I had some maybe I'd do it with someone, but you know."

The transcript obtained by WND showed those comments also were from Becker.

Dan Caplis, a lawyer and radio talk-show host on KHOW, said the principal should have been fired, but wasn't.

"We had the president of the school board on, as well as the head of the school district. And they just kept dodging us. Finally, we pinned them down and we said don't you agree this was harmful, this was dangerous? Finally, they agreed to that," Caplis reported.

The conference was begun in 1948 to discuss international affairs, but has expanded to become a conference, as it describes itself, on "Everything Conceivable."

Past participants include Henry Kissinger, Yitzhak Rabin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ted Turner, Arianna Huffington, Ralph Nader and George McGovern.
 

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Topper said:
That's fine because I wan't all members of the NEA sold into prostitution or some chain gang where they have to break rocks all day...

But seriously this is horrable and disgraceful!
That sounds like they may enjoy that too much.... :twisted:
 
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