“The nation’s largest teacher’s union pledged to teach critical race theory–the ideology that claims America is irredeemably rooted in racism–in all 50 states and across the more than 14,000 school districts the union works with. In what the NEA claims to be the inclusion of ‘accurate and honest teaching,’ it vowed to ‘oppose attempts to ban critical race theory’ and the New York Times’ ‘1619 Project,’ which has been scrutinized by historians as ahistorical. Several states across the country are fighting back against critical race theory by banning educators from teaching it as fact in public school classrooms. Idaho was the first state to pass laws banning critical race theory, and other states such as Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Florida, and Iowa passed similar legislation. Despite the bans, thousands of teachers nationwide have pledged to continue teaching critical race theory.”
“Nation’s Largest Teachers Union,” The Daily Wire, July 5, 2021
CONCLUDING COMMENT: The teacher’s union quickly removed its pledge to teach critical race theory from their web site after the issue became national news, but this does not indicate a change of heart, just cowardly deception.
(Friday Church News Notes, July 23, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)