Union president Randi Weingarten pledged to members of the AFT, one of the country’s largest teachers’ unions in the country, to defend teachers who use critical race theory in teaching, calling it an “honest history” of the United States.
In a virtual speech to the member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Tuesday, President Randi Weingarten said the union has a legal defense fund “ready to go.”
“Mark my words: Our union will defend any member who gets in trouble for teaching honest history. Teaching the truth is not radical or wrong. Distorting history and threatening educators for teaching the truth is what is truly radical and wrong.”
Weingarten previously said that the union is adding $2.5 million to an existing legal defense fund to fight resistance to the racist curriculum and that the union is considering filing lawsuits against newly passed state laws against the material. Read more…