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The 'National Extremist Association': As Students Fall Behind, Teachers Union Attacks Parents

originally posted: August 18, 2022
Author: Ben Johnson

As students continue to struggle with learning loss brought on by school lockdowns, a public teachers union has taken out a new ad branding concerned parents “extremists” and instructing them to take their complaints “somewhere else.”

“We don’t agree on everything in New Jersey, but we all agree that our kids deserve a world class education,” says the ad from the New Jersey Education Association, the state affiliate of the nation’s largest teachers union, the NEA. “So, when extremists start attacking our schools — that’s not who we are. People who only want to fight to score political points should take that somewhere else.”

“It’s the iron law of woke projection: The teachers unions are the arsonists, now pretending to be the firefighters,” Tiffany Justice, of Moms for Liberty, told “Washington Watch” guest host Joseph Backholm on Wednesday. “I think the National Education Association is really the National Extremist Association.” At its 2022 Annual Meeting this summer, the union adopted a resolution stating the “NEA will publicly stand in defense of abortion,” and NEA President Becky Pringle defiantly vowed that teachers will continue to discuss radical sexuality, transgender issues, and extreme gender theory in the classroom.

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