by Sundance at The Last Refuge
I’m not 100% sure whether this is unbridled arrogance or just jaw-dropping tone-deafness, but this is absurd. These are toxic sociopaths operating on a level of totalitarian outlook that is alarming as heck.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), a national union led by hard-line leftist Randi Weingarten, has announced adding $2.5 million to a legal fund specifically intended to fight parents for control over education curriculum.
Apparently the AFT feels they should be permitted to determine the curriculum of what they teach. Parents do not get a say in what is taught to their children; this is a remarkable admission of indoctrination. The arrogance of this is really quite remarkable and highlights just how out-of-touch with teaching the education system has become.
WASHINGTON – […] “Mark my words: Our union will defend any member who gets in trouble for teaching honest history,” Weingarten said in remarks for a virtual address to union members. “Teaching the truth is not radical or wrong. Distorting history and threatening educators for teaching the truth is what is truly radical and wrong.”
In an interview, Weingarten said the union is adding $2.5 million to an existing legal defense fund in anticipation of local fights over the teaching of race. The funding will be used to defend teachers who are disciplined for teaching about slavery and racism, Weingarten said. The union is also considering filing lawsuits to get clarification about new state laws limiting how racism can be discussed in schools, she said.
“We’re looking at these laws to see if courts will give some clarification in advance,” Weingarten said. “It just looks like it’s an attempt to erase so much of the history of the United States.” (read more)
If you find yourself quite stunned by this open intent of the teachers union to fight parents, you might be well served to remember how open they have been about this objective for almost a decade. This video was from 2013:…Continue Reading