It’s a new year but the same old teachers union shenanigans. The National Education Association emailed union members a list of “24 Resolutions for 24” to start another year of radical indoctrination right. After advising teachers to “use people’s pronouns” and “become an EdActivist,” the NEA also recommends teachers “read a banned book” even though there are no “banned” books in America.

But the NEA isn’t just pushing the same old pervasive myth of “book bans” in the media to chill parents’ First Amendment right to ask school boards to remove pornography from schools. Now an NEA bot directly text messages of “titles that some folks want to censor,” yet bizarrely most of these books do not appear on frequently cited lists of “most challenged books.” For example, after I text BANNED to 48744, an NEA bot named “Amy” told me she “made a list of books that celebrate diversity and are often banned.” 

Really? Where? When? And by whom? None of those key facts were included in my text messages dropping titles of books I’ve never heard of, such as Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour. Who and Pebble? I clicked the included link taking me to the website of Penguin and Random House, and the true intentions of NEA became clear: this is an ad campaign, not a public service announcement. Perhaps the NEA gets an advertiser’s cut from the publishers it promotes. 

You will have to do your own investigation on every “banned” book title the NEA texts to you. Spoiler alert: if you find the book for sale, it’s not banned. I found Luna and Pebble on PEN America’s notoriously debunked list of “banned books” thanks to Max Eden and Jay P. Greene at American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Eden explained to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce:

“According to PEN, if a book has been taken off the shelves, reviewed, and then put back on the shelves it has been ‘banned.’ If a school adds a parental permission requirement to a book it has been ‘banned.’ If a book is moved to the guidance counselor’s office, it has been ‘banned.’” 

NEA’s attempt to keep the book ban propaganda fresh well past its “Banned Books Week” expiration date fails for anyone who knows PEN America’s definition of “banned” is “made unavailable”-even temporarily to review it for sexual content that is “pervasively vulgar” or “educationally unsuitable.”

As an added “bonus,” the NEA bot texted me, “many of these [books] were also selected for NEA’s Read Across America Program.” I have another definition of “banned”-any book that endorses the radical leftist politics of the teachers unions. 

So Happy New Year to everyone except the teachers unions. Parents won’t stop protecting their children from pornography in school no matter how many text messages you send to teachers about fake “banned books.”