Americans for Fair Treatment senior writer and researcher, Suzanne Bates, was featured in The Epoch Times:
Suzanne Bates, senior writer and researcher at Americans for Fair Treatment, told the Daily Caller that the NEA should be focusing on supporting teachers who are still struggling with the aftermath of COVID-19 when it comes to classroom teaching.
The researcher also said that the NEA, which has opposed bans on critical race theory, and states that combating “institutional and structural racism” is at the forefront of its vision, is becoming inherently more political as opposed to a membership organization.
According to an Americans for Fair Treatment report, NEA gave $66 million to political organizations in the 2021–2022 school year, up from $51 million the year prior. NEA members typically pay $200 a year in membership fees, excluding local and state charges, which the report says can often add up to a final cost of around $1,000 a year.
“Instead, they are spending their members’ dues on sowing more division in our country. The NEA already spends $2 on politics for every $1 they spend representing members. At some point, they either need to admit they are a political organization, not a membership organization, or they need to get back to the important work of supporting teachers.”