At the recent National Education Association (NEA) gathering in Chicago, Brenda Lebsack says all of the motions that were discussed were how to use the classroom as a place to promote the "radical gender identity politics."
"Vice President Harris, NEA President Becky Pringle, our executive director, Kim Anderson, all promoted the Democratic Party side and demonized anyone who didn't go along with their views, calling them extremists," Lebsack accounts.
Kamala Harris, for example, criticized Republican legislators and state-level education reforms.
"These so-called leaders have tried to make you pawns of their political agenda," the vice president said. "Because while you work hard to inspire the dreams and ambitions of our next generation, they dare question your dedication, your motivation, and your value."
NEA President Becky Pringle's comments were along those same lines.
"We will say gay. We will say trans. We will use the words that validate our students and their families' words that encourage them to walk in their authenticity, to love themselves fully, to become who they are meant to be," she declared.
Many people in attendance or watching from home cheered Pringle, but not Lebsack.
"Public school is not a safe place for anyone who doesn't endorse or promote their radical views, which is there's infinite genders, there's infinite pronouns, and it's based on a child's choice and feelings," says Lebsack. "Every speaker that came up basically said their name and pronouns. Some of them said 'they,' [and] one said their pronoun was X."
In Lebsack's view, that is actually extremism, yet they are calling anyone who does not agree with them extremists.
She recommends teachers leave the NEA or choose not to give the organization their dues.
"If they're going to stay in, then they need to definitely be a whistleblower and find out what's going on, and don't put their heads in the sand," advises Lebsack, who has shared similar concerns with The Daily Signal.
"We need school choice; we need radical reform in our educational system, and that's where I'm at," she concludes.
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