Why Did a Liberal Teachers’ Union Honor This GOP Senator?

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) must be very proud. Along with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), he has received the National Education Association (NEA)’s “highest honor,” the Friend of Education award. The NEA bestowed this award for Alexander’s “bold leadership” in passing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a replacement for No Child Left Behind. Previous award-winners include well-known conservatives Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Nancy Pelosi. As one of the two major teachers’ unions in the U.S., the NEA has a much-deserved reputation for lavishly funding liberal candidates and causes. George Will has noted that

National Teachers Union Plans to Spend Big to Promote LGBT Agenda

OneNewsNow.com reports that the National Education Association (NEA) is pledging at least $70,000 — and possibly much more — to push transgender policies in schools and fight state-level religious freedom laws. The plan is expected to be addressed during the NEA’s upcoming meeting in Washington next week: Retired NEA member Jerelee Smith has been tracking the latest proposal, which is expected to raise the concern of conservatives and Christians alike. “It looks like to me they’re bringing out all the guns,” Smith begins. “There are six different strategies they propose to fight what they call discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.” The