Fred Klonsky at the #NEARA15 presented his bill approved by the IEA to all 10,000 delegates.
HISTORY IS BEING MADE.
“The Illinois delegation voted support for my NBI 11. I will now offer it on the floor of the NEA RA.”
The NEA RA directs the NEA to support, in ways it finds appropriate and effective, efforts to remove the Confederate flag and other symbols of the Confederacy from public schools and public spaces.
The use of the Confederate battle flag as a symbol has become widespread among racist and violent hate groups. The flag and similar Confederate symbols have no place at public schools or in public spaces.
HISTORY IS BEING MADE by a delegate from Illinois, “The Land of Lincoln.”
UPDATE on July 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm
#NEARA15 just passed New Business Item 11 to remove all flags of the Confederacy from public schools! #eracism #progress #democracyatwork #hoursofdebate —