Updated: Mar 19
This is great news to hold those using their positions in the schools for political purposes accountable. Some on the left may think this is “political targeting”, but guess what? Keep your activism for political issues out of schools (taxpayer funded) and there would be nothing to find or complain about:
Lt. Governor Mark Robinson launches new website to report 'indoctrination' in North Carolina public schools
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Lt. Governor Mark Robinson says some parents, kids and educators have concerns over what's being taught in North Carolina public schools.
So, on Tuesday, he launched the FACTS Task Force on his official government page.
"If I go into the classroom and I can't put my opinion aside long enough to go inside the classroom and give impressionable, young minds just the facts without my opinion, I have failed as an educator," Robinson said during a news conference.
FACTS stands for Fairness, Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers and Students.
Concerns people can submit online include: examples of discrimination or harassment, examples of students being influenced by political opinions and ideologies and proof of inappropriate content or subject matter.
So, what does this mean? It means that it’s time to start doing FOIA requests (instructions in link) to public school districts in North Carolina and submit any legit findings to Robinson’s government website. Here’s a few example regarding gun control in what you can find when you FOIA schools:
^^^ That one is distributing March For Our Lives materials (as is the one below). We’ll close with this one, which made news:
McHenry County Democratic officials, who organized last year’s March For Our Lives anti-gun rally in Woodstock, conspired with high school teachers to recruit students for the rally, emails obtained by the McHenry Times show.
In so doing, they may have violated the state ethics act, which places restrictions on political activity by school district employees. The rally, held March 24 on Woodstock Square, moreover, turned out to be little more than a fund-raising scheme for the party, records show.
In one instance, Cathy Johnson and Ruth Scifo, both members of the executive board of the county Democratic party, sent an email to Woodstock High School English teacher Heather Brown on March 12 of last year explaining that they were organizing the march and rally in Woodstock. They attached a March For Our Lives flyer, and asked that it be distributed to the students and staff. They further said they had “feelers” out to several other area high schools.
Now this one is even far worse. This was pre Mom-at-Arms days and the FOIA’s were done by one of our researchers. Remember the STEM school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado?
So, let’s start FOIA’ing in NC and submit any findings that are outside of what school districts are supposed to be doing (hint: sure as hell isn’t anything regarding gun control).