Moms for Liberty slams national teachers union for claiming it knows child needs best

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The National Education Association posted that teachers 'know better than anyone' what students need to thrive.

A Florida-based parental rights group is slamming the nation’s largest teachers union over messaging that teachers know better what kids should learn.

Moms for Liberty, headquartered in Melbourne, is taking issue with a National Education Association (NEA) tweet. The teachers union posted, “Teachers love their students and know better than anyone what they need to learn and to thrive.”

Moms For Liberty, though, said parents know their own children’s needs best.

“Let’s see if we can help the NEA Today out a little bit here,” the group clapped back.

“We literally grew our babies in our bodies for nine months. We spent hours giving birth to the most precious gift we have ever been given. We nursed and cared for them as they depended solely on us for survival for months. We are their first teachers as we taught them to say their first words and take their first step. We have sat in ERs across the country as our babies have had raging fevers or broken bones. We sacrifice everything so that our kids can have a better life. WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN & KNOW BETTER THAN ANYONE WHAT THEY NEED TO THRIVE.”

The group made clear it took issue with the union messaging, not individual educators.

“Thank you to all the amazing teachers that do love their students and have dedicated their lives to teaching,” the Moms for Liberty post states. “We will partner with you but WE DO NOT CO-PARENT WITH the NEA, AFT (American Federation of Teachers), School Boards or any government entity.”

Moms for Liberty proved a powerful political force this year, especially in Florida, where candidates backed by the group won School Board seats in numerous counties. The group also allied itself closely with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had particular success with School Board endorsements and also won re-election by 19 percentage points over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


9 comments

  • tom palmer

    November 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Yeah,we know how to ban books and perform at School Board meetings.

  • Joe Corsin

    November 15, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Moms for Liberty is a terrorist organization. I was scared to even type that into my device and post the words Moms for Liberty.

  • marylou

    November 15, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    These book banners need to put their kids in private school instead of destroying public schools.

  • John

    November 15, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Don’t forget that most teachers themselves are parents. They totally “get” what MfL mean about Mothers and parents however, what MfL fail to understand is that professional teachers receive specialized training and continuous training in child development, techniques to best children that use all the modes of learning, and do in fact best understand how to get children to be self learners.
    Lastly, the teacher’s unions want to work with parents not against parents but somehow these various parent’s groups that have recently sprung up all seem to be adversarial and not interested in cooperative agendas.
    Such a shame.

  • Ed

    November 16, 2022 at 1:38 am

    I applaud Moms For Liberty!

    Come on people, open your eyes, and look at the facts. Look at how our public schools continually underperform on the worlds stage, yet all the NEA does is make excuses, as their number one goal is to insist on instilling perversity in todays youth. These are dark times in public education.

  • Private Eyes

    November 17, 2022 at 8:04 am

    The best solution to the problems of public education is to privatize it.

    • marylou

      November 19, 2022 at 11:59 am

      The best solution if you don’t like public education is to send your child to private school. Public taxpayer $$ should not be supporting private corporate schools. GET THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY!

  • Andrew Linko

    November 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Educated citizens know, ‘Moms for Liberty’ is nothing more than an other ‘Dark Money’ PAC for the DeVos family, only this one has real actors to answer and front her evil policies.

  • Andrew T. Linko

    November 19, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Yes, eccentric billionaire like Betsy DeVos, no teaching experience, no degree, no education administration experience have the best interests of all children! NOT!

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