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Heritage Foundation Execs Slam Teachers Union Pro-Abortion Stance

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By    |   Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:08 AM

Two officials from the right-leaning Heritage Foundation blasted teachers unions for publicly standing for abortion rights, arguing that the divisive issue has no place in education.

Jessica Anderson, vice president of Heritage Action for America, and Lindsey Burke, The Heritage Foundation's director of the Center for Education Policy, penned an opinion piece for USA Today in which they called for conservative teachers to end their union membership.

"Why would the [National Education Association] go out of its way to stake out extreme stances on hot-button issues so far removed from the very real problems facing our nation's schools? It appears as though the union is more concerned with promoting the political objectives of the left than serving the nation's teachers and students," the pair wrote.

Anderson and Burke then argued that, like many things, it all comes down to money.

"Since 1990, the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers have made over $140 million in direct political contributions. Over 97% of that went to liberals," they wrote. "That kind of political bias isn't at all representative of the unions' membership. According to the NEA's own polling, there are nearly as many conservative teachers in the union as liberals. But the union's bosses have decided conservatives' views aren't worth representing."

They added, "While teachers were forced to pay union dues and fund political donations for decades, last year's Janus decision freed teachers from these forced obligations. It's time for teachers to leave these radical political groups for good and use their money however they like."

Earlier this year, meanwhile, the president of the American Federation of Teachers called Education Secretary Betsy DeVos "stupid" and urged her to resign.

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