Cecily Myart-Cruz, a prominent “Black Lives Matter” and Democratic Socialists of America activist, was elected by her peers to lead one of the largest teachers unions in the United States. Winning nearly 70% of the members’ votes of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), she now will have even more sway over the 30,000 teachers, counselors, and librarians that are members of this union. Together, these members service over 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Cecily Myart-Cruz is an extreme activist. She was highlighted by Black Lives Matter for starting the Black Lives Matter in School program, which has a national reach into countless school districts and is supported by the National Education Association. As part of Black Lives Matter, Myart-Cruz protested the Pledge of Allegiance by taking a knee at a school board meeting. She also participated in rallies against President Trump and has been a proponent of shutting down prisons. Still, the most troubling of all her actions is her speech to the Democratic Socialists of America. During this speech she parroted the ideas of Howard Zinn when she said, “I see teaching as a revolutionary act, just the way I see organizing.”
Ms. Cruz’s statement that teaching is a political act may seem shocking with her 25 years of teaching elementary and middle school kids, but it is what has been occurring since liberals flooded the educational field starting in the 1960’s. While Ms. Cruz has influence over 600,000 children through 30,000 teachers she represents, there are hundreds to thousands of liberal educational organizations that have a much greater impact. By spending hundreds of millions to over one billion dollars each year, these groups are actively swaying the educational field. This is why The Locke Society was created. With your help we will recruit the next generation of educators who will interrupt this wave of political influence over our children and stand up for the ideals of America.