Credibility Crisis: Far-Left NCAE Promotes Movement Featuring Cop-Killing Terrorist on FBI’s Most Wanted List
Far-left NCAE urged teachers to sign up for “Black Lives Matter at School” movement
The movement’s featured motto is written by Assata Shakur, who murdered a New Jersey police officer and escaped prison
In 2013, the FBI added Shakur to its “Most Wanted Terrorists” list; there’s a $1 million bounty for her capture
Raleigh, N.C. — The president of the far-left NCAE is urging teachers to pledge their support for a movement called Black Lives Matter at School, whose featured motto is written by a terrorist who murdered a police officer and escaped prison.
Nobody disputes that all children deserve an equal education. In fact, it’s that very principle which drives Republican support for school choice: All families, not just the wealthy elite, deserve the privilege of parental school choice.
But to understand the movement pushed by the far-left NCAE, one simply needs to look at the fact that its featured motto was written by cop-killing terrorist Assata Shakur.
Shakur was found guilty of first-degree murder for the execution-style killing of a New Jersey police offer. She was serving a life sentence when she escaped prison and fled to Cuba. In 2013, during the administration of President Barack Obama, the FBI added Shakur to its list of most wanted terrorists.
The FBI currently offers a $1 million bounty for Shakur’s capture.
Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga) said, “It’s despicable that the far-left NCAE would encourage North Carolina teachers to pledge their support for a movement that openly embraces a cop-killing terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list. Police officers in Los Angeles were just targeted for assassination, and this movement honors a cop-killer. The NCAE should withdraw its support, apologize to parents and teachers, and renounce violent attacks on police.”
Earlier today, the NCAE defended its support for the organization and encouraged people to “get their facts straight.”
The organization’s motto, written by the cop-killer terrorist, comes from a larger work in which Shakur also calls cops “pigs” and says murdered officers died “in the so-called line of duty.”
Those are the facts.