Public Schools Participate in BLM ‘Week of Action,’ Which Was Endorsed by the NEA
In schools across our nation, a blatant indoctrination brews, veiled under the banner of social justice and racial equality. The annual “Week of Action,” orchestrated by Black Lives Matter at School, is emblematic of this troubling trend. From February 5th to 9th, various school districts and teachers unions, including the Chicago Teachers Union, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Milwaukee Public Schools, have pledged participation in activities that push far beyond the bounds of education into the realm of political activism.
This “Week of Action” is not merely about celebrating African American culture or history. Instead, it aggressively promotes “restorative justice,” “trans-affirming,” and “queer-affirming” ideologies, cloaking radical agendas in the guise of education. Activities planned range from panel discussions on “anti-racist pedagogy” to encouraging students to don Black Lives Matter apparel, signaling a departure from traditional learning to political indoctrination.
Critics, such as Tina Descovich from Moms for Liberty, voice concerns that the true intentions of Black Lives Matter and its educational arm are often obscured, hidden behind a façade of equality while pushing a deeply divisive and political agenda. This week-long event, they argue, serves as a platform for introducing students to concepts and ideologies that align more with political activism than with educational enrichment.
The infiltration of such activism into our schools represents a direct challenge to the principles of education. Education should be about equipping our youth with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and an understanding of history that is unbiased. Instead, the BLM at School’s “Week of Action” seeks to indoctrinate students with a narrow and politically-charged perspective.
The guiding principles of the BLM at School initiative, which include promoting “trans” and “queer” affirmation, “globalism,” and “restorative justice,” raise significant concerns. The call to disrupt the nuclear family and advocate for globalism under the guise of racial justice seems tangential, at best, to the cause of improving the lives of Black Americans. Such principles reveal an agenda that transcends the purported goal of combating racial injustice, veering into the realm of radical social restructuring.
The endorsement of this “Week of Action” by the NEA underscores a shift towards activism within our educational institutions. This shift not only detracts from the primary purpose of schools but also exposes students to a singular, politically-charged narrative that stifles diversity of thought and critical examination.
As schools conduct this “Week of Action,” it is imperative for parents, educators, and policymakers to scrutinize the underlying agendas being promoted. True educational reform and racial justice cannot be achieved through indoctrination and political activism. Instead, they require a return to principles of unbiased education, critical thinking, and a genuine exploration of history and culture that celebrates diversity without resorting to unnecessary division.