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The woke National Education Association is now urging kids to read a book that excuses taking a knee during the national anthem.

The NEA has included an entire raft of extremist, left-wing, woke books to its “Read Across America” initiative which features “12 months of recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that promote diversity and inclusion.”

According to The Blaze:

“Why We Fly,” a book by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal, appeared on the NEA’s August 2022 reading list for young adults. The story is about two girls on the cheer team who protest the national anthem by taking a knee. The authors of the book took inspiration from Colin Kaepernick.

A passage from the book reads, “As the first strains of the anthem begin, we all look to Leni, who signals with one pom-pom and then drops until one knee touches the grass. We fall like a line of dominoes, one by one, just as we’d planned.”

The resource guide also steers kids and teachers to many other materials pushing leftist activism.

The related resources section link to Facing History, a non-profit organization with the mission of using “lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.” The website encourages teachers to have students reflect on several questions, including “why do you think the people in each image are kneeling?” and “How has the response to the Take A Knee protest changed over time?”

Our system of miseducation is doing this to our kids in every single school district, folks.

This is what they are teaching your kids.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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