Yesterday, Civitas published a press release detailing connections between today’s “teacher walk-in” and Blueprint NC. As Jim Tynen noted, a group called Public Schools First NC has organized a press conference in support of the protest.
Statewide media have described Public Schools First as a “nonpartisan” organization, but they are willfully ignoring (as usual) obvious links to the group that promised to “eviscerate the [Republican] leadership and weaken their ability to govern.”
For one thing, Public Schools First is a project of WakeUP Wake County. WakeUP is a member of the Blueprint network. Interestingly, Public Schools First of NC also lists member organizations of its own. These include other Blueprint members like Action for Children NC and the North Carolina Justice Center. A third group, Great Schools in Wake, is also a project of WakeUP Wake County.
Despite the obvious ties to Blueprint organizations, media outlets continue to report on the teacher walk-in like there is no underlying political motive. They would have the public believe that the ongoing demonstrations are the spontaneous effort of angry but apolitical teachers. In reality, this is a cynical PR stunt, brought to fruition by the calculated machinations of leftist political operatives.