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Friday, September 09, 2011

NEA Endorses Feminist Goals

The annual convention of the National Education Association in Chicago this year again passed a bunch of feminist resolutions. For example, Resolution I-61 again put the NEA on record as endorsing the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA was debated for ten years, 1972 to 1982 and rejected by the American people, but the NEA is trying to resurrect it. The NEA urges its affiliates to continue to support ratification of this amendment.
The NEA supports full funding for the Women's Educational Equity Act. That's a feminist boondoggle to funnel taxpayers' money into radical feminist organizations. The NEA endorses the use of non-sexist language. That means rewriting textbooks to censor out so-called sexist words like man, woman, husband, wife, boy, girl, and even he and she.

NEA Resolution F-2 calls for the adoption of another feminist goal called Comparable Worth. That means getting rid of "market value" as the guide for establishing salary range and replacing it with government commissions of feminists who will subjectively decide that women's jobs are "worth" more than other jobs held mostly by men.

NEA Resolution I-17 calls for the right to reproductive freedom, which we all know are code words for abortion. Again and again, some pro-life teachers have tried to get the NEA at least to be neutral on the issue of abortion, but every year the NEA Convention refuses, usually by calling the motion out of order and denying the delegates even the right to vote on it. The NEA also backs family planning clinics in public schools. And another NEA Resolution would require Sex Education courses to include information on "sexual orientation ... and homophobia," and "AIDS education programs as an integral part of the school curriculum."

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