Parents warned, again, about far-left teachers

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

desks in high school classroomThe country's second-largest teachers union is at it again: vowing to fight President Trump and organizing behind a hash tag with a curious name.

Trump's presidency was the main target of condemnation at the Together Educating America's Children (TEACH) conference, the biennnial gathering of the American Federation of Teachers. 

"Our democracy is under assault," Randi Weingarten, the AFT president, declared at the gathering. 

Weingarten was quoted liberally in a Breitbart story that reported the gathering also served as an organizing effort for the 2020 presidential election.

AFT is working alongside its larger competitor, the National Education Association, and both groups are part of a socialist movement known as "#RedforEd" to plan rallies and protests as Election Day draws closer.

It's nothing new to witness labor unions espousing communist themes but Breitbart reports behind the push for more public school funding is a far-left agenda to defeat capitalism by defeating the GOP at the ballot box.

Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union boss, infamously blamed Chicago's poor public schools on "rich white people" and called for taxing them more.

Derrell Bradford of education advocacy group 50CAN says AFT has lost its original purpose.

"What is more important to focus on,” Bradford warns, “is how little the people organized and charged with educating our children actually care about educating them at this point."

When asked if parents should be concerned about the political fuming of education leaders like Weingarten, Bradford says if their children attend public schools they should be.

"Unless you can homeschool or unless you live in a place with a lot of [school] choice,” he says, “you must go to a school that is staffed by people who are part of these organizations that have these agendas."

"Most of us didn’t become educators because we wanted to be political activists," Weingarten said at the conference. "But as educators with a conscience, we can do nothing else."

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