The word “hypocrite” comes from the Greek theater. It means literally, “to answer from under a mask.” Simplified, hypocrisy is “playacting,” or pretending to be something — or someone — we are not. A masquerade.
With that definition in mind, let’s consider the National Education Association. NEA states that it’s a “labor union and professional interest group,” representing public school educators, college faculty, retired and future educators.
Is it what it claims to be?
According to Merriam-Webster, a labor union is “an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members’ interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions.”
Yet each year during the first week of July the NEA hosts its representative assembly at which delegates adopt hundreds of new business items, most of which have nothing to do with wages, benefits or working conditions.