When it comes to electing people who will defend our rights, many believe the races for statewide and federal office are the most important. However, races for local offices play a crucial role in ensuring that our liberties are preserved from the ground up. In Florida, parental rights won big during Tuesday's primary as several school districts had their school boards flip to conservative control:
Five school boards in Clay, Miami Dade, Duval, Sarasota, and Martin counties are now Republican-dominated. Miami’s takeover is especially notable as it became the largest county in America with a conservative school-board majority. . .Read more
The rights of parents and students are under attack at a Wisconsin middle school. Three students have been accused of violating their school district's Title IX policy for not using their classmate's preferred pronouns. The allegations are not only ludicrous, but the students and their parents have been denied the due process rights afforded to them by the school district's Title IX policy. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), who is representing the accused students and their families, explains:
Three eighth grade students in the Kiel Area School District were notified of a Title IX complaint and investigation for sexual harassment for using a biologically correct pronoun when referring to a classmate, instead of the student’s preferred pronoun of “they/them.” The District’s position appears to be that once a student informs others of alternate, preferred pronouns, any subsequent “mispronouning” automatically constitutes punishable sexual harassment under Title IX.Read more
On Wednesday, Republican Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson disclosed in a bombshell letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that a whistleblower has come forward revealing that the FBI has "labeled at least dozens of investigations into parents with a threat tag created by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division to assess and track investigations related to school boards."
🚨 SMOKING GUN: Whistleblowers reveal the FBI has labeled dozens of investigations into parents with a threat tag created by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division pic.twitter.com/uDMd7x1no3— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) May 11, 2022
On Friday, April 1, 2022, RNLA hosted its annual National Policy Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The morning sessions featured a panel on parental rights entitled, "The Collision Between Parental Rights and the Education Establishment: Recent Litigation, Title IX Regulations, and the Legal Authority of School Boards."Read more
You know Democrats are losing an issue badly when liberal Beltway pundits are going on rants to deny even their own pollsters. As GOP hater Jennifer Rubin opens a recent column defending her liberal friends:
For months, pollsters, pundits and Republicans have been arguing that Democrats “lost” the education issue because of “woke” leftists and covid-related school closures.
While Rubin complains why she thinks pollsters are wrong, "Whose Children Are They," a movie released earlier this week, explains what is really going on. As Fox News explains:Read more
It's been several weeks since Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a controversial memorandum that many see as a move to intimidate parents who are concerned about what is going on in their local school districts. Despite request after request from Congressional Republicans, Garland and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have declined to provide documentation about the role the National School Boards Association (NSBA) played in the DOJ's directive. The Washington Examiner reports:Read more
Earlier today, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing for the Department of Justice. Both Ranking Member Grassley and Chairman Durbin noted that Garland has been less than responsive to requests for information from Congress.Read more
The scandal behind the most infamous attack of the Democrats' and Biden Administration’s war on the First Amendment grew larger today. In a letter today by 17 state attorneys general to the National School Boards Association, whose letter allegedly started the effort of the Department of Justice to label parents speaking at school board meetings “domestic terrorists,” notes:
Recent reporting and e-mails not only make clear that NSBA likely colluded with the Biden administration, but also suggest that Biden administration officials may have participated in the development of the September 29 letter and asked you to sign it. In your e-mail to the NSBA Board dated September 29, 2021, you specifically stated that you had been “in talks over the last several weeks with White House staff, they requested additional information on some of the specific threats, so the letter details many of the incidents that have been occurring.”Read more
We previously wrote about how the Pennsylvania School Boards Association is speaking out against Attorney General Merrick Garland kowtowing to the unfounded accusations and demands by the National School Boards Association. A resulting Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum raised the specter of parents exercising their First Amendment rights at school board meetings being treated as domestic terrorists. Now, other stated-based school boards have joined Pennsylvania.
At least 11 state school board organizations are distancing themselves from a National School Boards Association letter asking President Joe Biden to take action against parents protesting progressive school policies. . . .
The letters from the state groups recognize the importance of local boards’ role in educating children, with the Virginia group urging educators and school boards to work together and to listen to parents for the “safety and achievement of all students.”Read more
The blowback from the Biden Justice Department's latest overreach has now reached the state level.
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association tells Delaware Valley Journal it disavows a letter last week from the national school board group asking that parents protesting education policy be investigated as possible violent domestic terrorists, That letter resulted in swift action from Attorney General Merrick Garland — and a swift backlash from advocates of parental rights and opponents of federal interference in local law enforcement.Read more