For instance, home schools are mentioned in their resolutions.... One has to question why the NEA, a teachers union,--an non-elected, non-government entity whose purpose is to improve the quality of teachers jobs NOT to regulate education (it is not the US Department of Education nor the local school board)--has any right whatsoever to try to regulate homeschoolers.
This is in the NEA resolutions:
B-75 Home Schooling The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state curricular requirements, including the taking and passing of assessments to ensure adequate academic progress. Home schooling should be limited to the children of the immediate family, with all expenses being borne by the parents/guardians. Instruction should be by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used. The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools. The Association further believes that local public school systems should have the authority to determine grade placement and/or credits earned toward graduation for students entering or re-entering the public school setting from a home school setting. (1988, 2006)
In addition, the NEA supports abortions through the guise of education. If anything, the NEA should be politically silent on the issue altogether and not financially supportive of any stand on abortion, but that is not what it is doing.
Ohio Teacher Doesn't Have to Pay Union Dues Over Abortion Stance
Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) -- An Ohio teacher is delighted following a federal district court ruling that requiring her to pay dues to the National Education Association is a violation of her First Amendment Rights. She sued to stop being forced to fund the organization because her money would be used to promote abortion....
Pro-Lifers Make Impact at NEA Teacher Convention
[quote]Philadelphia, Jul 3, 2007 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Seventy-five people, including teachers and students as young as eight years old, picketed the NEA convention in Philadelphia July 1.
Many NEA delegates openly expressed disbelief, skepticism and shock at the revelation that their union was involved in pro-abortion advocacy.
They seemed unaware of NEA's longstanding Family Planning Resolution, which supports "reproductive freedom" and "all methods of family planning", including abortion. They also seemed unaware that NEA is one of Planned Parenthood's primary advocates and had co-sponsored large pro-abortion rallies in Washington in 2004, 1992, and 1989....
"We joined NEA for collective bargaining representation; not to be misrepresented on socio-political or moral issues like abortion, homosexuality, or who to vote for,â€