The nation’s biggest teachers union introduced a new proposal this week that seeks to change the term “mother” to “birthing people” to promote inclusivity in countrywide curriculums.
“The resolution would be voted on Wednesday by the Representative Assembly (RA), comprised of 6,000 educators, in Chicago as well as virtually. NEA’s resolutions represent the teachers’ union’s opinions and beliefs. It was unclear whether the resolution passed. Fox News Digital reached out to the NEA for comment and asked whether the resolution passed but did not immediately receive a response,” reports Fox News.
“Using this contract language, members need not worry about how a Board of Education/solicitor defines ‘maternity leave,’ ‘mother,’ and/or ‘father’; the language is an inclusive reflection of how LGBTQIA+ members build families,” the proposed resolution said.
“Normal people don’t use the term chestfeeding or birthing person or any of this stuff,” Nicole Neily of Parents Defending Education said. “I think it just further underscores how completely out of touch the teachers’ unions… are from the concerns of normal parents.”
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