New Business Item 113 (2017)Adopted As Amended
I move that the NEA adopt an official position of objection to the “documentary” called School, Inc., a 3-hour program which aired in installments on PBS in June of 2017 and was funded by a foundation known to support vouchers and allied with Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity and the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. And, that the NEA president contact PBS regarding School, Inc. to express counter points to this show and propose critical documentaries about the privatization of public education (like Backpack Full of Cash). Finally, NEA members should be encouraged to contact PBS voicing their opinions on the showing of School, Inc.
This NBI can be accomplished at an additional cost of $4,500.