Ms. Burmesch and a team of colleagues will develop a critical literacy inquiry based unit of study to help their first and second grade students understand the role that power plays in their lives. The teachers will learn how visual and technology, particularly web site and pod cast development, can be used by students to create activist messages that make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others. The students will creates their messages around issues important to them.
The preceding paragraph is from the NEA Foundation web site describing a grant awarded to a team of teachers in Muskego, Wisconsin. Yesterday Redstate.com broke this disturbing story of how Ms. Burmesch and other teachers are using the NEA grant to make activists out of first and second grade students.
The story confirms — once again — that NEA is not about education. It’s about getting and keeping power — even if involves indoctrinating your young sons and daughters about the “role that power plays in their lives”. Unbelievable.
For those of you who didn’t know, the National Education Association (NEA) is the parent group of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). So if you’re a member of NCAE, by definition, you are also a member of NEA. To access some of the whacky things the NEA Foundation is funding in North Carolina, click here.