Moms for Liberty Takes on the NEA ‘K-12 Cartel’
In early July, the National Education Association (NEA) put forward a resolution to replace the word “mother” in contracts with the words “birthing parent” in order to promote inclusivity. Fed up with the expanding promotion of their “radical, far left extremist ideologies” in America’s education system, one mother is on a mission to expose, and take head on, the organization she now calls the “K-12 Cartel.”
The resolution, labeled NBI 63, was one of many proposed at the 2022 NEA Representative Assembly, held in Chicago, July 3–6. “Using this contract language, members need not worry about how a Board of Education/solicitor defines ‘maternity leave,’ ‘mother,’ and/or ‘father’; the language is an inclusive reflection of how LGBTQIA+ members build families,” the resolution said.
Democrat leadership and NEA-backed Senate candidates were silent on whether or not they supported the measure. While the Biden administration’s 2022 budget proposal also replaced the word “mothers” with “birthing people,” the White House was equally silent on the NEA’s measure.
During a July 9 interview, mother and co-founder of Moms for Liberty, Tiffany Justice, slammed the proposal, saying the NEA was nothing more than a “K-12 Cartel,” pushing a radical political agenda.
Whether it was due to swift public backlash, or the absence of support among Democratic candidates and leadership, NBI 63 was ultimately not even brought to a vote. However, Justice is not backing down.