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NYC teacher group behind anti-Israel walkouts gets thousands in George Soros funding

FILE - This is a Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo of George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundation, as he waits for the start of a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels . Investor George Soros hit back Thursday June 1, 2017, against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over the leaderâÂÂs attempts to shut down a Budapest university which Soros founded after the fall of communism. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo, File, via AP)

A group of New York City public school teachers behind controversial pro-Palestine student walkouts has received thousands of dollars from George Soros’ Tides Foundation, The Post has learned.

Teachers Unite, a registered not-for-profit based in Manhattan’s Financial District, received $11,000 in 2023 from the billionaire left-wing investor’s social justice philanthropy.

Teachers Unite boasts a mission of “developing the leadership skills of progressive educators” and fighting the “school-to-prison pipeline,” according to tax filings and its website.

But in recent months, the teachers group has pushed the controversial anti-Israel walkouts in NYC public schools and held organizing meetings in schools across the city, according to posts on Instagram.

The group shared an eight-page toolkit for walkout participants that demanded, “Free Palestine from the river to the sea” and “Protect teachers facing retaliation from administration and parents for teaching about Palestine.”

The group is headed by co-executive directors Charlotte Pope and Bella Week, who didn’t appear in city payroll records.

At least one of its recent board members is a member of the powerful United Federation of Teachers union.

The group reported nearly $400,000 in revenue in 2022, according to IRS filings, with Week receiving a salary of $66,000 and Pope $12,000.

The group first got Soros funds in 2023, according to its annual report, and also received support from Radfund, a group focused on “frontline communities” and “structural inequality,” and the Communities Transforming Policing Fund.

The Communities Transforming Policing Fund advocates for programs and services as alternatives to police, jails and prisons.

Teachers Unite gets 80% of its funding from the three groups and several others, according to an annual report.

The Tides Foundation also gives to WESPAC, according to a 2022 filing, a nonprofit that reportedly funds Within Our Lifetime and National Students for Justice in Palestine, two of the groups behind many of the campus demonstrations since the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel.

Encampments that sprung up across universities this spring were found to be organized by the Soros-funded Students for Justice in Palestine.

The Tides Foundation also gives to WESPAC, according to a 2022 filing, a nonprofit that reportedly funds Within Our Lifetime and National Students for Justice in Palestine, two of the groups behind many of the campus demonstrations since the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel.

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