Earlier this year Ray Nothstine of our staff wrote an article where he asked if NCAE was trying to deliberately divide North Carolina with their use of socialist symbols and communist imagery. Nothstine wasn’t the only one to notice the clenched fists, May Day-scheduled rally, socialist chants and the abundance of communist literature. See here, here and here). The discussion quickly spread.
Fast-forward a few months, hit by declining enrollment and contributions, the National Education Association (NEA), NCAE’s parent organization and the largest teachers union in the United States, is looking for a way to raise money for The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the NEA PAC. A contest was held to design a campaign 2020 poster. The winner was Dallyn Zundel, an art teacher from Orem, Utah. For a $30 contribution, NEA members can receive a copy of the poster listed below.
If you think the poster looks eerily similar to communist era posters, you’re unease is well-founded. Zundel said his poster references the Soviet propaganda posters he uses in his class to teach basic design principles.”
Veteran teacher union watcher Mike Antonucci shares this information in an insightful article on the subject in The 74. What does Antonucci think of the teachers union dance with socialism? He put it best when he said:
….. I consider it ironic to use communist imagery to raise campaign contributions from a proletariet for a multi-million-dollar PAC of a $1.62 billion organization.
Well said, Mike. Well said.