Friday, November 13, 2009

NEA Recommends Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals

(this post is cross-posted at A Conservative Teacher)

The National Education Association, or NEA, is the largest teacher's union in the country and one of the top lobbying groups in the nation. Almost every single state teacher's association also belongs to the NEA. These state associations are among the most powerful lobbying groups in their respective states. And the NEA recommends that every teacher read Saul Alinksy's Rules for Radicals.

On the NEA website, under "Tools and Ideas", along with lesson plans and articles on classroom management, there is a resource called "Association Representative Resources." Follow that link and then click on "Articles & Multimedia." You will see that out of all of the books in the entire world of books, the NEA recommends reading only three, one of which is Saul Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals.

Here is the review of this book from the largest teacher's union in the country:

Saul Alinsky, who was a labor and civil-rights activist from the 1910's until he died in 1972, has written here a guidebook for those who are out to change things. Alinsky was hated and defamed by powerful enemies, proof that his tactics worked. His simple formula for success...
"Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize"
This is the official review of this book written by the NEA. The NEA didn't choose many books to recommend that teachers read- they only choose three. And in its review of Alinsky, the NEA reviewer embraced Alinsky's radical ideas.

Based on the logic that the NEA is recommending that teachers read this book and the the NEA endorsed reviewer appears to be embracing it, it is reasonable to assume that the NEA recommends that teachers follow the advice in the book and that teachers agitate against the rule of law in this nation, aggravate anyone who opposes the teachers and the NEA's views on issues, educate children on what to believe, and organize in such as way as to defeat any enemies of the NEA. The NEA recommends that teachers become radicals.


Anonymous said...

This is why I will save, work extra, and do with less to make sure that my children will go to a private non-union school.

Robert said...

I'd recommend conservative teachers read Rules for Radicals and get to know it inside and out. They could then identify to their students the exact rule from the book that members of the Obama administration are executing and let their students see them in live action. And most likely be repulsed by the bully-boy tactics. Conservative teachers could then let their students know that such tactics are typical of leftists of all stripes - socialists, communists, fascists, and other Marxists. That would be an eye-opener for many, and a real education. And most decent children would want to be conservatives after learning about the other side.