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An Ongoing Study Of NEA Resolutions And How They Have Changed The Culture

November 16, 2010
Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist, dramatist

Ten years ago, most people might have bristled at the above quote. But as time has highlighted the continued failure of the public school systems in our country, Americans have begun to understand the fact our children are not being served by public education, and even more importantly, they are realizing how failing public education has shaped the culture. We will discuss, here, how failing public education has adversely shaped our culture over the last several decades, and examine the subversive agenda that drives the decay of our society. We will uncover to you, how the National Education Association, the NEA, has driven this cause.

Each year the NEA publishes a large laundry list of various opinions its membership should adopt and promote. If you are not familiar with these resolutions you may be confused as to why a teacher’s organization would focus on issues such as genocide, tax reform, out of home placement of children and youth, child support payments, nuclear waste and chemical pollutant facilities, among other things, when they should be focused on advancing educational aspects in the classroom. Well, they have advanced some educational aspects all right, but they don’t include sentence diagramming or memorization of math facts.

The following is the first resolution in the 2010/2011 NEA resolutions. Innocuous, at first glance. As we go through the list continue to ask, why would a teacher’s organization focus on issues that are totally unrelated to reading, writing and arithmetic and seem to equally unrelated to A-1 Public Education? How does exposure to these opinions and values of NEA members, teachers, in classrooms, shape the young minds of those who will be in charge of the future?

A-1. Public Education

The National Education Association believes that public educational opportunities for every American must be preserved and strengthened.

The Association also believes that public education is the cornerstone of our social, economic, and political structure and is of utmost significance in the development of our moral, ethical, spiritual, and cultural values. The Association further believes that each state must maintain a system of public education that prepares its citizens to—

a. Achieve functional proficiency in English, with emphasis on the development of basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills

b. Compute effectively to procure and/or dispense services and materials

c. Use critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills

d. Exercise attitudes of good citizenship, societal productivity, and global awareness

e. Care for the environment

f. Appreciate the aesthetic and moral qualities of life

g. Formulate values that lead to continual growth and self-fulfillment

h. Recognize and appreciate cultural, social, political, and religious differences

i. Use leisure time effectively and develop sound physical health habits

j. Develop skills in and/or an appreciation for the practical/vocational and fine arts. The Association believes that its members should support public education by sending their children to public educational institutions. (1969, 1998)

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