-- Mandatory full-day kindergarten attendance for all children, with federal money if the state can't afford it.
-- Substantial increases in federal education funding.
-- Repeal of the right-to-work provision of federal labor law.
-- A tax-supported, single-payer health care plan for all residents of the U.S., its territories and Puerto Rico.
-- Federal funding for the education of illegal aliens.
-- Federal programs to teach schoolchildren about different sexual orientations.
-- Legislation to prohibit religious organizations that accept federal funding from basing hiring decisions on religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or HIV/AIDS status.
-- Affirmative action to redress historical patterns of discrimination.
-- Legislation to study possible reparations to African-Americans to address residual effects of slavery.
-- Statehood for the District of Columbia.
-- Opposition to tuition tax credits, vouchers and parental option or "choice" in education programs.
-- Opposition to denying student aid to illegal alien college students.
-- Opposition to using draft registration as an eligibility criterion for financial aid.
-- Opposition to the testing of teachers as a criterion for job retention, promotion, tenure or salary increases.
-- Opposition to legislation that denies illegal aliens' access to public schools.
-- Opposition to designating English as the official language of the United States.
-- Opposition to the use of voter ID cards for voting in local, state and national elections.
-- Opposition to privatization of Social Security.
-- Opposition to any constitutional amendment limiting taxes or the federal budget.
These legislative goals are only a small part of the mischief endorsed at the NEA's annual convention. The NEA convention passed many pro-homosexual, pro-feminist, pro-abortion and anti-parent resolutions.
The NEA's left-wing bias is also obvious in its resolutions calling for public school curricula to include multiculturism, globalism, environmentalism, diversity, AIDS, sexual orientation, self-esteem, racism, school-to-work, immigration, gun control, suicide, peace and the United Nations. And the NEA is also seeking funding for programs for children "from birth through age 8."
When will parents wake up to whom is running the public schools?
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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