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Shortly after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a notorious letter to the White House comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists and inspiring a Justice Department memo, the National Education Association (NEA) sent a similar letter to social media companies, urging them to stifle “propaganda” about Critical race theory supposedly aroused a “small but violent group of radical fathers”.
After recent revelations that the White House actually helped craft the NSBA’s letter and allegations that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona solicited the letter (a claim denied by the Department of Education spokesperson), critics have suggested that the NEA’s letter represents more coordination between government and interest groups to silence parents.
“This appears to be a coordinated effort between the federal government and outside groups like the NEA and NSBA to interfere with parents’ First Amendment rights,” Ian Prior, Sr. and CEO of Fight for Schools, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday. Referring to the allegations about the White House and Cardona, he said it “is beyond imagination to believe that the Federal Government was also implicated in the rhetoric of the Nuclear Energy Agency.”
A parent, a paternal activist, said that a letter calling on parents to domestic terrorism ‘gasoline’ on fire
Pryor suggested that “Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives should do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of the matter.”
The NSBA sent its letter on September 29, warning that school boards face “physical threats” due to opposition to COVID-19 policies and critical race theory. After the Department of Justice issued a memo on October 4 that reiterated the message, the NSBA issued an apology for it on October 22. The Nuclear Energy Agency sent its letter on October 8.
In the letter, Becky Pringle, head of the Nuclear Energy Agency, urged the leaders of Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to combat online “trends” that “helped create a culture of fear and violence while targeting teachers.”
After noting the TikTok trend of encouraging property damage in schools, Pringle noted “the alarming growth of a small but violent group of radicalized adults who mistakenly believe graduate-level courses on racism are being taught in K-12 public schools due to the spread of information.” misrepresentation on social media. Pringle here made an oblique reference to Critical Race Theory (CRT) A framework that involves deconstructing aspects of society to discover systemic racism beneath the surface – which many parents claim has permeated school curricula.
She also referred to “a vociferous group of extremists who are putting the safety of our children, teachers and families at risk because of the idea that wearing masks is an infringement of personal freedom.” She cited some examples of parents physically attacking teachers over COVID-19 protocols, although she did not mention any such attacks regarding CRT.
Critical Race Theory Opponents Should Be Targeted, ‘Research’ by NEA Teachers Union
Pringle praised the Justice Department’s memo, saying “we applaud this effort,” and accused social media platforms of turning schools “into centers of culture war.” She urged social media companies to “help stem the flow of propaganda that is fueling violence against our teachers in our communities.” You asked for a pledge to “regulate the lies and fix your algorithms”.
The Nuclear Energy Agency did not respond to Fox News Digital’s multiple requests for comment on the letter. Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok also did not respond to a request for comment.
Nicole Neely, president of Parents Standing for Education, told Fox News Digital that she found the letter “unsurprising.”
“It is no surprise that the leadership of the NEA has demonized parents and concerned citizens who have expressed concerns about the state of America’s schools—after all, over the past two years, it has become abundantly clear that union leaders’ primary goal is to maintain their iron grip on power—if Students’ achievement and well-being are damned.” “Learning loss has disproportionately affected disadvantaged students, and the mental health of students and parents alike has suffered. However, when individuals attempt to raise these points, they are denigrated as ‘radicals’ and ‘extremists’ in an attempt to shame, silence and marginalize families.”
It also responded to Pringle’s allegations about the CRT.
It’s a simple matter for the NEA to erroneously assert that ‘graduate courses on racism’ are not taught in K-12 schools; after all, the most important part of teaching a child on Montessori is not making a four-year-old read the works compiled by Maria Montessori, but rather the implementation of these ideas in the classroom.” She noted that, in 2021, the NEA voted for research groups critical of CRT and for increased “implementation of culturally responsive education, critical race theory, and racial studies curriculum in pre-K-12 and higher education.”
Called before the NEA speech “paradox”.
“It is ironic that the NEA refers to ‘radical parents’ who mistakenly believe that critical race theory is only a graduate-level course. It was the NEA that introduced measures this summer to support the inculcation of critical race theory into K-12,” Dunn is.
Laura Zorc, executive director of Building Education for Students Together (BEST), has demanded an apology from the NEA.
“The NEA owes concerned parents an apology for being accused of violence, ‘extremism’ and controlling ‘conspiracy theories,'” Zorc told Fox News Digital. I’m telling you that wasn’t what I saw.” BEST trains people to run for school board and focuses on issues such as COVID-19 school closures and CRT.
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“Creating a scary story while failing to address the parents’ actual concerns is a typical tactic for these special interest groups,” Zorc added. “Social media platforms are key for parents trying to organize resistance to the NEA’s agenda – the NEA’s call to crack down on so-called misinformation sounds like another name for censorship.”
Zorc insisted that fathers “are not going away. This year, we are committed to challenging these radical special interest groups and exposing each one of them for secretly trying to silence us and hijack our parental rights.”