Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Senators Want Answers on NEA’s Opposition Research Program Targeting Critical Race Theory Opponents

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Three Republican senators are challenging National Education Association (NEA) President Rebecca Pringle to explain why her union is mounting a nationwide effort like one that sparked a parents’ revolt against Critical Race Theory in Loudoun County, Virginia. “We write regarding New Business Item 2 and New Business Item 39, which were considered and adopted during the National Education Association’ s (NEA) 2021 Representative Assembly,” the senators told Pringle in the letter made public Tuesday. “We are deeply concerned that the NEA, the nation’ s largest labor union representing over three million school faculty, is proposing to ‘fight back against anti-Critical Race Theory (CRT) rhetoric’ by collecting and publicizing information about opponents of CRT,” the senators wrote. The three signers include senators Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama. In addition to asking Pringle what the NEA plans to do with the information collected, the …

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