It’s taken a month for the 39,000-member strong teachers’ union to explain what the Hell they were thinking when delegates at their annual assembly approved a bizarre anti-capitalist screed.
PeakNation™ will recall the resolution passed April 22 declaring that “capitalism inherently exploits children, public schools, land, labor, and resources.”
The public might never have learned of this official political direction of the Colorado Education Association If it weren’t for a tweet from one of their own declaring teachers can now advocate against capitalism as the economic system of the U.S., and lobby state lawmakers against capitalism.
BREAKING: @ColoradoEA (CO’s largest union of over 39,000 education workers) just ratified a resolution (by @Bryan4Aurora) against capitalism as an economic system at our 2023 Delegate Assembly.
CEA may now publicly advocate & lobby for anti-capitalist policies at the CO Capitol.
— TIM HERNÁNDEZ (@_timhernandez) April 22, 2023
Exactly what system would they advocate for to replace capitalism?
We’re going out on a very short limb to suggest it’s likely socialism.
Union President Amie Baca-Oehlert told Colorado Politics in a statement their resolution “related to economic disparities that some of our students, public schools, and communities face and that many educators deal with every day.”
“This is a space where elected member educators adopt resolutions — belief statements for the organization — similar to election year Republican or Democratic party platforms,” Baca-Oehlert said of the union’s 97th Annual Delegate Assembly. “Recognizing that our members reflect our state’s diverse views and perspectives, these resolutions reflect our members’ aspirations in our collective endeavor to create a safer and more equitable world for Colorado’s students, educators, and communities, and do not require any action from the organization.”
It’s the job of many teachers to understand the U.S. capitalist economic system and teach about it fairly to your children.
But instead, it’s now their official stance that the U.S. economic system that has lifted millions of people out of poverty is corrupt and rotten and they will do everything in their power to deliver its downfall.
The teachers ‘union president went on to complain that “anti-public school forces,” also known as parents, have “intentionally seized on this one resolution to distract us from the real issues facing our students.”
So capitalism is not a “real issue” facing students?
It’s all so confusing.
Except the part where they’re responding to their own actions by attacking parents, but we digress.
Also from Colorado Politics, Baca-Oehlert claims that “political opponents who want to defund public schools are now attacking CEA,” so they’re the victim in all this. Not the children.
If they think parents who once supported public schools will now change their mind because of teacher union politics accidentally made public, well yes, they’re probably right about that.