Tuesday, August 20, 2002

This Washington Times article is responsible for a lot of criticism of the National Education Association teachers union. A few lines from the article include the NEA “suggesting to teachers that they be careful on the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks not to ‘suggest any group is responsible’ for the terrorist hijackings that killed more than 3,000 people. Suggested lesson plans compiled by the NEA recommend that teachers ‘address the issue of blame factually,’ noting: ‘Blaming is especially difficult in terrorist situations because someone is at fault. In this country, we still believe that all people are innocent until solid, reliable evidence from our legal authorities proves otherwise.’”

I suppose Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda claiming responsibility isn’t proof. I also suppose all 19 of the hijackers being Muslim Arabs isn’t solid, reliable evidence.

This article is believable because the NEA has a history of promoting left-wing indoctrination in public schools, but Porphyrogenitus at RANTING SCREEDS says the NEA is “getting a bum rap” in this controversy.