Like many parents, one Rhode Island mom wanted to know what her daughter would be taught in school.
But now she’s the target of a lawsuit from the National Education Association (NEA) — the largest teachers’ union in the country — just for asking questions.
After enrolling her daughter in kindergarten, this mom asked the principal for more information about the curriculum. She wanted to know what would be taught about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender identity.
The response? This Rhode Island mom says she was told to file public records (FOIA) requests to get the information she wanted. She filed FOIA requests … and now a lawsuit from the NEA has followed.
Teachers’ unions shouldn’t bully, intimidate, or silence concerned parents, community members, or groups like Parents Defending Education (PDE) that want to improve their kids’ education.
If you agree, please click here to sign the declaration right now — and join over 50,000 concerned parents and taxpayers who are standing up for a healthy, non-politicized education for our kids.Help Us Stand Against the NEA
Parents Defending Education is a national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools from activists promoting harmful agendas.
Through network and coalition building, investigative reporting, litigation, and engagement on local, state, and national policies, we are fighting for the restoration of a healthy, non-political education for our kids.
Right now, teachers’ unions are a major roadblock to making that vision a reality, and it’s time for parents to start wielding the enormous power we possess to reclaim our schools.
You and I both know there are many thousands of outstanding teachers across the country who work hard every day to educate students and put them on a path to lifelong success.
They’re the teachers who inspire your kids’ love of reading … or spark an interest in science that leads them to a rewarding career … or provide the mentorship and support that changes their lives.
But too often this year, you and I have seen teachers’ unions put politics ahead of students and classroom learning — and lash out against parents and groups like Parents Defending Education (PDE) for our involvement in our kids’ educations.
At PDE, we’ve experienced this firsthand.
This summer, the NEA passed a resolution at its annual conference to allocate more than $50,000 to “research” groups like Parents Defending Education. And although they used the word “research,” they really mean “investigate and smear.”
If they thought this “cancel culture” tactic would intimidate us — they were wrong. We’re more committed than ever to defending a healthy, non-political education for all students.
If you stand with PDE, as I believe you do, please add your name to this declaration to stand with students, parents, and classroom teachers over the political interests of teachers’ unions.Help Us Stand Against the NEA
Thank you for your support.
Parents Defending Education