Capitalism inherently exploits children, public schools, land, labor and resources, according to a resolution recently adopted by Colorado’s largest teachers union.
Colorado Education Association passed a toned-down version of history professor Bryan Lindstrom’s original proposal, according to a report from The Lion. The report noted Lindstrom originally wanted union members to do more than demonize capitalism. Lindstrom wanted the union to advocate for displacing capitalism with a “New, equitable economic system.”
Fox News further reported:
The Colorado Education Association [CEA] reportedly passed a resolution that declares that “capitalism inherently exploits children, public schools, land, labor, and resources.”
A final version of the resolution that was passed states that “CEA believes that capitalism requires exploitation of children, public schools, land, labor, and/or resources. Capitalism is in opposition to fully addressing systemic racism (the school to prison pipeline), climate change, patriarchy, (gender and LGBTQ disparities), education inequality, and income inequality.
However, a screenshot captures an earlier draft of the resolution that included a call to replace capitalism with a “new equitable economic system.”
The screenshot of the original version of the resolutions reads “CEA believes that capitalism requires exploitation of children, public schools, land, labor, and/or resources and, therefore, the only way to fully address systemic racism (the school to prison pipeline), climate change, patriarchy (gender and LGBTQ disparities), education inequality, and income inequality is to dismantle capitalism and replace it with a new, equitable economic system.”
“We are constantly using band-aids and minor reforms to make things better, which is good, but the system itself is the problem, and it needs to be named,” a statement under the resolution reads.
A former federal official sent a screenshot of the original version to an outlet called The Lion, which obtained the document first. The Lion “sent the screenshot to Lauren Stephenson, director of communications at the CEA, who belatedly admitted to the original resolution. She sent the Lion the revised form of the resolution that passed the assembly.” The CEA had previously decided not to disclose the resolution, citing “process” and privacy concerns.
The screenshot of the original version was reportedly sent to a federal official by a disgruntled CEA member who walked out in disgust over the passage of the resolution.
The resolution was introduced by Bryan Lindstrom, a college history teacher.
After the final version of the resolution passed, Lindstrom retweeted a comment that said that the resolution “allows CEA members to publicly advocate and lobby for anti-capitalist policies at the CO Capitol.”
The CEA nor Lindstrom immediately responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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