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The National Education Association Should Not Have a Federal Charter!

"Their mission used to be education, now it’s indoctrination and pitting American children against their parents’ values." - Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Jim Banks

ForAmerica joins other groups in support of the National Education Association Charter Repeal Act, a bill being introduced today, April 14, by Representative Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-5) and RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN-3).

Representative Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-5) and RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN-3)

The National Education Association (NEA) was given a federal charter through an act of Congress in 1906. The original mission of the NEA was "to elevate the character and advance the interest of the profession of teaching; and to promote the cause of education in the United States."

The NEA has strayed away from that mission and has injected itself into political fights and taken radical progressive positions on abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity, vaccine mandates, and critical race theory. Further, the NEA and other teacher unions supported policies and politicians that made it harder for schools to reopen in 2020 and 2021.

The National Education Association Charter Repeal Act repeals the federal charter given to the NEA. Congress has granted charters to organizations with a patriotic, charitable, historical, or educational purpose, which provides these organizations with prestige and indirect financial benefit. As the only union with a congressional charter, NEA should not enjoy these benefits when it has a long history of partisan activities.

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