Hundreds of newly hired teachers in the Mat-Su School District are being instructed to infuse their classrooms with controversial and divisive ideas rooted in critical race theory.

The Matanuska Susitna Education Association (MSEA), which represents more than 1,200 teachers, nurses, librarians and other district staff who work for the Mat-Su School District, recently received a $674,010 grant from the National Education Association (NEA) to embark on a three-year mentorship program to train more than 250 teachers. The grant looks to address union-paying educators by increasing teacher retention while equipping them to impart radical social justice ideas to Mat-Su students.

“The union claims that it desires to leverage its “power and collective voice” to reach “every student”

In awarding the grant to the Mat-Su union, the NEA said it put a high priority on “racial justice in education.” Any grant application that focused on this theme received a scoring bonus “depending on how robust or extensive that focus is.”

According to the NEA website, addressing social justice entails telling children that inequalities “result from institutionally racist policies and practices in our schools and the communities in which our students live.” 

The NEA’s take on racism closely mirrors many of the key tenets of critical race theory, including the claim that white students “often see racism being accepted and normalized, without acknowledgement or accountability.”

“White supremacy culture” is another major concern for the NEA. The union claims that it desires to leverage its “power and collective voice” to reach “every student” with the message that white supremacy ideology, “while often associated with violence perpetrated by the KKK and other white supremacist groups … also describes a political ideology and systemic oppression that perpetuates and maintains the social, political, historical and/or industrial white domination.”

The new Mat-Su grant comes on the heels of the NEA’s pledge earlier this summer to harness it’s extensive network and resources to expand critical race theory across America’s public school system.

The 3-million-member organization, which includes 13,000 Alaskans, resolved during its July convention to teach and publicize critical race theory, while actively fighting against those who oppose such efforts.

The NEA stated that it will focus resources on rooting out what it deems to be “empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cis-heteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society.”

The NEA also approved an action item to research and undermine groups that resist critical race theory and to “oppose attempts to ban critical race theory and/or The 1619 Project,” which alleges that America was founded on fundamentally racist grounds.


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Mat-Su teachers being trained to push radical ‘social justice’ agenda

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • NAV says:

    Time the Mat-Su teachers were put on NOTICE!!!!

  • NorthernMegaWood says:

    Traitor Communist’s, you mean.

  • Vonda Sanders says:


  • Concerned Parent says:

    Is it possible to get a list of MatSu schools that are pushing CRT curriculums so parents can be better informed and take action? Or can it be assumed that all our schools are going to hell?

    • A Concerned Teacher says:

      No, it is not possible. The list doesn’t exist. This is because critical race theory is not being taught in MatSu schools. This article is unnecessarily inflammatory. CRT is upper level college ideas that require some prior general knowledge of history. To think that teachers working in the most conservative district in the state will be attempting to teach CRT to elementary students who don’t yet even know who George Bush or James Madison are is laughable (at least it would be laughable if it weren’t so terrifying to think how many people believe it).

      • Rj says:

        You are obviously working for the NEA and trying to deceive people. Of course it will be taught. Of course it is coming if one stops it.

    • Rj says:

      Go to
      They have a database.

  • Ralph says:

    I am proud to be a straight, white, male!
    My Girlfriend isn’t my ethnicity and it doesn’t matter =]
    Racists.. focus on Race.. which is what CRT does.. so yeah, get that crap away from the children and stop trying to abuse them.
    Parents decide for their children,, they are not property of the state like our representatives are that don’t get held to the same standard.
    -God Bless and Jesus Loves you!!!!

  • Burt says:

    They can’t brain wash your children with Marxism if you don’t send your kids to their indoctrination day camps.

    • Steve Peterson says:

      Exactly. But many keep hoping that they can transform the radical indoctrination centers known as schools by exerting positive thoughts, a vote here and there, and showing up at meetings. All noble endeavors, but trying to stem this 100-year-in-the-making tide of socialism/social justice is, IMHO, futile. Remove the children you don’t want indoctrinated, and the public schools die on the vine… AND… you get to inculcate the values you espouse into the lives of your own kids. Win/win.

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Two excellent books covering well history of public school education –
        NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education by Samuel Blumenfeld
        Underground History of American Education by John Gatto

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Please take your kids out of these schools.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    I think all working americans should stop paying taxes as long as the government is using our money to fund this communism then you should all refuse to pay taxes. It’s not like they can take away your birthday

  • Andy says:


  • Ceak says:

    Ugh sounds like I’ll be homeschooling. At least I can trust myself not to teach my kids this bullshit.

  • Alaska General Jural Assembly says:

    This is child abuse by the system! This will be addressed soon!

  • Richard H Russell says:

    Since can the teachers’ union dictate curriculum to the district?

  • Richard H Russell says:

    Should have read: “Since whn can the teachers ‘ union dictate curriculum to the district” . Sorry, unable to edit.

  • Jill Bend says:

    Gross. I assume all teachers in the Mat-Su & ASD are alcoholics or on drugs. I’v met so many chemically addicted miscreants and reprobates in the school districts, people I wouldn’t allow around my children…. except they are teachers so it’s ok right? What in the world are we doing sending our kids to these places?? How many sexual predators have we uncovered in the schools? Do we just memory hole all that and say: not all teachers? The teachers union protects all the druggies so you’ll never find out about the other illegal stuff your kids’ teacher gets up to…
    Get your kids away from the indoctrination centers and the creeps who work there!