The Idaho Education Association (IEA) IS Connected to the National Education Association (NEA)!

I repeatedly hear that the Idaho Education Association (IEA) is no longer connected to the National Education Association (NEA) because people think they withdrew their support last year. Unfortunately, that is not the case! It was the Idaho School Board Association that withdrew from the National School Board Association after quite a lot of pressure due to that National Board threatening parents at School Board meetings. That is a serious issue but, a completely different issue entirely.

I’m hoping this will help clear things up a tad bit. The Idaho Education Association (IEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) both do some wonderful things for teachers and children HOWEVER, they also have very clear agendas that are VERY concerning.

The National Education Association (NEA) does not hide their agenda anymore. You can take a look at their website and see what they plan for our children. The Idaho Education Association (IEA) is better about hiding their agenda and I have heard them tell people they are not associated with the National Education Association (NEA). That could NOT be further from the truth! The IEA IS very much associated with the NEA. If we think they aren’t pushing the NEA agenda in Idaho’s schools, we are fooling ourselves.

National Educational Association

This site is never boring. There is so much to discover. Quite frankly, it frustrates me every time I look through it. Here are a few quotes you can find in the first few seconds:

“The National Education Association (NEA) is more than 3 million people—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.”

Again, this is straight from their website. Anytime you see activist, transform, just, and inclusive…pay attention, look further and guard your children.

A few more quotes from there website:

“Supporting Black Lives Matter
Let’s broaden the movement of critical reflection and honest conversation in school communities for people of all ages. Understand BLM event principles. Find a school event. Pledge your support”

Institutional racism prevents students from getting the opportunities they deserve. See how you can bring racial and social justice into our schools and transform our communities.”

Racial and Social Justice in Education is a stated priority for NEA. Expanding our collective understanding of institutional racism, structural racism, and White Supremacy Culture is critical to achieving racial and social justice.  The action taken by the 2018 Representative Assembly to affirm White Supremacy Culture as a primary root cause of the racial and social injustice we have seen in our history as well as what we see in contemporary society is yet another step for the organization towards becoming a racial justice leader.

The National Education Association believes that, in order to achieve racial and social justice, educators must acknowledge the existence of White supremacy culture as a primary root cause of institutional racism, structural racism, and White privilege. Additionally, the Association believes that the norms, standards, and organizational structures manifested in White supremacy culture perpetually exploit and oppress people of color and serve as detriments to racial justice. Further, the invisible racial benefits of White privilege, which are automatically conferred irrespective of wealth, gender, and other factors, severely limit opportunities for people of color and impede full achievement of racial and social justice. Therefore, the Association will actively advocate for social and educational strategies fostering the eradication of institutional racism and White privilege perpetuated by White supremacy culture.”

 The Resolutions that these folks get together and create at the national level are quite extensive. I have posted links to the 2020-2021 Resolutions and 2022-2023 Resolutions below as well as an example from those resolutions. Be sure you are sitting down, they are a lot!





NEA Resolutions and 10 Goal Areas

2020-2021 NEA Resolutions

“B-13. Racial Diversity Within Student Populations

The Association also believes that a racially diverse student population may not be achieved or maintained in all cases simply by ending discriminatory practices and treating all students equally regardless of race. Strategies should be encouraged to enhance equity in the education of our students.”

2022-2023 NEA Resolutions

You know what they say, “The proof is in the pudding.” Or is it, “A picture says a thousand words”? Either way…Chicago, represent, BEA, IEA, Representative Assembly, delegates, doing the work of the NEA. July 3rd of this year Idaho was in Chicago working with the NEA. You don’t need to spend more than 2 minutes on their website to see what’s happening.

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