Phyllis Schlafly is a longtime critic of the National Education Association and LGBT rights, and today in The Phyllis Schlafly Report she ridicules the teachers’ union’s endorsement of resolutions calling for a safe and diverse work environment and opposing discrimination against LGBT school employees, families and students. While Schlafly mainly lists excerpts from the NEA, she dubs their anti-discrimination policies as “radical” and leaves no confusion over where she stands:
Eagle Forum always sends an observer to the annual convention of the National Education Association to report on its radical resolutions. The NEA usually has about 20 resolutions endorsing the gay rights agenda, often using the code word “diversity.” Here are some excerpts from pro-gay resolutions adopted this year by the National Education Association.
Resolution B-14, for example, states that “discrimination and stereotyping based on … sexual orientation, [and] gender identification … must be eliminated” and that these factors must not affect the legal rights of “partners in … civil unions … in regard to … medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption, and immigration.” School “activities, and programs must increase respect, understanding, acceptance, and sensitivity toward individuals and groups in a diverse society composed of … gays, lesbians, bisexuals, [and] transgender persons.” The NEA believes that “students who are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identification” must be provided by the school with “counseling services.” Another NEA resolution declared that hiring policies and practices must be nondiscriminatory and include provisions for the recruitment of a diverse teaching staff so that public schools “Offer … diverse role models” among teachers, … and education employees.”
NEA Resolutions for the classroom demand that the schools “Eliminate … stereotyping in curricula, textbooks, resource and instructional materials, [and activities” and “Integrate an accurate portrayal of the roles and contributions of all groups throughout history across curricula, particularly groups that have been under-represented historically.” Another resolution urges the use of Multicultural education because it “should … reduce … homophobia … and all other forms of prejudice, and discrimination.”
Just so you will know — these are the stated beliefs of the biggest teachers union.