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UNIONS: The real problem

| October 27, 2021 1:00 AM

We must support our local school boards and educators; they are only the puppets for the teachers unions. It’s the teachers unions that we must go after. The Freedom Foundation has won cases at the Supreme Court of the United States to allow government union members to op-out or not sign-on if paid by local, state or federal governments.

A lengthy guidebook prepared by the National Education Association (NEA) and recently discovered by the Freedom Foundation illustrates in stunning detail the degree to which the county’s largest teachers union embraces the tenets of critical race theory (CRT) and how this neo-Marxist ideology serves as the basis for the union’s support of a host of damaging and controversial policies like mask mandates, defunding the police and banning voter ID requirements.

Importantly, though it does not appear to have garnered any attention outside union circles, the guide was first published in November 2018, well before critical race theory, mask mandates, defunding the police and election integrity were at the forefront of the public’s consciousness.

Following the widespread public exposure to CRT over the past year, teachers unions have received much-deserved criticism for their support of this divisive and corrosive worldview, which seeks to define people by their race instead of as individuals and to recast racism as the product of ephemeral and ubiquitous structural and systemic forces, rather than animus harbored in individual human hearts. The bottom line is we need to defund teachers unions!

WYLIE CLARK

Coeur d’Alene

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