We hear a lot of loose talk about the need for Congress to appropriate lots of new money for early childhood education, but news reports almost never are very specific about the details. At the annual convention of the National Education Association, known as the NEA, the NEA passed Resolution B-1 which spells out what that means. To clarify this question, I'm going to read you NEA Resolution B-1 which is entitled Early Childhood Education. (quote) "The National Education Association supports early childhood education programs in the public schools for children from birth through age eight. [You heard that right -- from birth through age eight. That means the NEA wants to control and raise your children beginning at birth!] Continuing with this resolution, "The Association also supports a high-quality program of transition from home or preschool to the public kindergarten or first grade. The Association also believes that early childhood education should include a full continuum of services for parents and children, including child-care, child development, developmentally appropriate and diversity-based curricula, special education, and appropriate bias-free screening devices. The Association believes that federal legislation should be enacted to assist in organizing the implementation of fully funded early childhood education programs offered through the public schools. These programs must be available to all children on an equal basis and should include mandatory kindergarten with compulsory attendance."
That resolution puts the NEA, on record as wanting to control your children from birth, to raise them with taxpayers' money, to make it compulsory for you to put your kid in public school, and to guide their attitudes about diversity beginning when they are infants. If that's not what you want, it's time to speak up now.
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