The Daily Signal: College campuses have been dominated by the Left for generations. That’s hardly news to anyone. But a recent news report sheds light on how higher education has been transformed from a general haven of left-wing ideology into an engine of radicalism and revolution in the name of DEI: diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The lengthy report in The New York Times, of all places, highlights how the use of DEI statements essentially has allowed schools to create ideological loyalty oaths for new faculty. These tests aren’t being applied only in humanities departments, they’re the norm in science departments and all others too.
California—upholding its reputation for being at the cutting edge of anti-civilizational lunacy and tyranny—has predictably gone all in on the diversity, equity, and inclusion regime. Fealty to DEI dogma has become practically mandatory at all levels of higher education.
The Times notes that the faculty senate at the University of California, San Francisco urged professors to apply an “anti-oppression and anti-racism” lens to their coursework. On its website, UCLA’s public affairs school pledged to “decolonize the curriculum and pedagogy.” And the faculty senate of California Community Colleges instructed teachers on their duty to “lift the veil of white supremacy” and “colonialism.”
ShoreNewsNetwork: A disturbing video released this week by Project Veritas claims to have exposed an LGBTQ rights group with close ties to New Jersey’s public schools for using their program as a ‘back door’ to push their agenda in the system.
Conversations with an undercover Project Veritas journalist revealed HiTOPS, a youth-focused LGBTQ+ and sexual education nonprofit, uses hidden methods to introduce sexual education into schools without parental consent.
HiTOPS Executive Director, Lisa Shelby, and Health Educator, Hannah Wiers, disclosed that they utilize the mandatory ‘Pathway to Racial Literacy’ class in selected New Jersey schools to introduce a three-day sexual education course to minors without informing parents. Wiers explained that while parents have the choice to opt their children out of traditional health classes, the ‘Pathway to Racial Literacy’ class provides a way to bypass parental consent.
The HiTOPS curriculum, according to a PDF handout on their website, comprises topics such as “LGBTQ+ History, Intersectionality, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression.” Wiers told the undercover journalist that the organization currently collaborates with Johnson Park Elementary, Princeton Middle School, Trenton Ninth Grade Academy, and Christina Seix Academy in New Jersey.
Fox News: New Jersey state guidelines revealed schools would not have to notify parents if students decide to change their gender identity.
A new political cartoon aimed at Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is receiving the support of some concerned parents across the state in light of some controversial school guidelines.
The cartoon, commissioned by the Sussex County Republican Committee, depicts Murphy tearing a child away from his parents, while demon-looking aides poke him with needles and are seemingly ready to force him into a dress. The cartoon is tagged with the warning, "No Family is Safe from Phil Murphy's Sex Ed Mandates!" The artwork is set to be featured in public advertisements across more than 50 locations in northwest New Jersey, according to Shore News Network. The group is also planning a social media push and displaying the image on billboards along major highways.
Murphy ruffled parents' feathers earlier this year after state guidelines revealed schools would not have to notify parents if students decide to change their gender identity.
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NY Post: School districts in New Jersey fighting for the right to tell parents their kids are trans are trying a new tactic — by voting to repeal the state’s ban on “outing” children.
Hanover Township, which includes the towns of Cedar Knolls and Whippany, voted unanimously Monday night to simply do away with a state policy that prevents schools from telling parents about their child transitioning.
As many as 20 districts are expected to follow suit, The Post has been told.
The move throws down a new gauntlet to Gov. Phil Murphy’s Democratic administration, which has gone to court to stop schools from telling parents about their children being trans.
Save Jersey: Scores of protesters congregated outside of Wednesday’s New Jersey School Board meeting in Trenton, Save Jerseyans, waiving signs and trading barbs over the Board’s 6-5 August vote to nix gendered nouns and pronouns from part of the state administrative code (among other wacky changes).
Also at issue: an active Murphy Administration lawsuit against three Monmouth County school districts which dared to adopt a policy requiring parents and guardians to be informed if their child attempts to change pronouns, their name, or their bathroom/locker room based upon gender “preference.”
Inside the meeting, Assemblyman Christian Barranco (R-26) stood up and delivered a passionate defense of parental rights.
“The raising and educating of our children does not take a village; it takes parents. It has always taken parents, and it always will take parents,” Barranco told the Board in a clear reference to Hillary Clinton’s infamous “it takes a village” theory.
Barranco is running in LD25 this year, by the way; he was redistricting into the neighboring Morris County outpost, while Brian Bergen (R-25) is now the nominee to succeed Barranco in LD26.
Fox News: Sussex County, New Jersey Republican Chair Joseph Labarbera joins 'Fox & Friends' to explain his fight against the state's liberal policies that allow students to change gender identity at school without parents' knowledge.
At every Republican primary we hear candidates trying to “out conservative” each other, desperate to appeal to voters whose instincts are conservative and who broadly support specific conservative policies. The language pimps who masquerade as Republican political consultants instruct their clients to say anythign to win... but after the primary election night champagne comes the hangover of facing the voters in November.
Constitutional government is limited government. It is the regulation of society with the least intrusion necessary. Movement conservatives believe small is beautiful and advocate for structural and regulatory simplicity.
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Market-centered economies work better for consumers than government-centered economies do. An economy that requires a business to hire a lobbyist to get government to promote its product, and that restricts the products of its competitors, is not a free economy. Free markets provide consumers with choices and consumers should decide which choice works best for them in an environment free from government coercion.
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Our Declaration of Independence states clearly that our RIGHTS as human beings come from God and are not a privilege bestowed on us by Government. The Bill of Rights codifies our RIGHTS, and it is the duty of conservatives to protect and defend the Bill of Rights.
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Representative democracy is a Western cultural idea. The American Republic was created from this and other foundational Western values. As the name suggests, it is the duty of conservatives to conserve the foundational principles handed down to us by our forebears. This is not a bar to those arriving from other cultures to join our community of the mind – of the idea. American conservatism is not one of place or birth but one of agreement based on core values embraced.
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The NJEA is a taxpayer-funded special interest. The NJEA rigged the system so that over a hundred million of property tax dollars go directly to the NJEA every year without teachers ever seeing the money. The NJEA then spends most of this money on politics at both the state and local levels. The modern NJEA is a political machine. Its Executive Office is dominated by political operatives and almost all its activities involve political action. In politics, money is power, and the NJEA has more money than any other group. This taxpayer-funded special interest is now the most powerful political force in the state.
In politics, money is power. The NJEA automatically takes in over $120 million in property tax dollars and teachers dues every year. According to the state’s elections watchdog, the NJEA is by far the leader in reported political spending, but due to reporting loopholes and clever disguise, what is reported is only a fraction of what the NJEA really spends. The SPCNJ estimates that the modern NJEA – with its Executive Office dominated by political operatives – spends about $65 million a year on politics at the state and local level. This makes the NJEA the dominant political force in the state – as it has been for decades. Over the years, the NJEA’s unmatched political clout has allowed it to rig the political system for its benefit and fight attempts at reform, all to the detriment of New Jersey citizens.
In politics, money is power. The NJEA has used its automatic taxpayer funding to far outspend the competition and gain enormous and unmatched influence over New Jersey’s political system. An important and largely unknown element of the NJEA’s political dominance is its use of an extensive network of allies and affiliates to project its political influence – often without any open indication of the ties between them. Using its hundreds of millions of tax dollars, the NJEA directly and indirectly funds a vast array of organizations that cover the full spectrum of political and social causes. These groups provide legal, policy, and community- and social-activist channels to promote the NJEA’s political agenda. They often form coalitions or act collectively to further the NJEA’s political agenda while giving it the appearance of a broader base of public support. The use of such proxies helps the NJEA obscure its political dominance and yet maintain that dominance.
Time and again we are told, ‘School board races aren’t partisan’. We’ve always known that wasn’t true, but now we have proof.
It seems a web of interconnected non-profits and Democrat PACs are attempting to put their thumb on the scale in this year’s BOE elections.
Another leftist activist group is pushing hard this year to help elect BOE candidates.
Emails obtained by NJ Project show that candidates funded by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ) are frustrated that their ‘sane and decent side’ has not had cohesive messaging like we have with ‘parent’s rights’.
For decades the most powerful political force in the state – the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) – has thoroughly dominated New Jersey politics, rigged the system for its own benefit and brought our state to the brink of insolvency. Our pension and benefit crisis, our worst-in-the-nation tax system, and our underperforming state economy are largely attributable to the NJEA’s political dominance.
We believe that if New Jersey citizens knew these facts they would be outraged that a powerful special interest built a status quo that uses their tax dollars against their own interests, secures benefits for the few over the many, and blocks needed reforms.
As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said: “Sunlight is the best of disinfectants.” For the future of our state and the next generations of New Jerseyans, it’s time to shine a light on these facts and change the status quo.
Who better to help you with the present crisis of corruption in the administration of public education than educated NJ parents? The failed leadership at all levels of government has created a vacuum of desperation among parents and educators in the school community.
Chaos and Control is New Jersey's Parental Rights blog.
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Members of the Working Together coalition study government, engage in debate, and help verify the accuracy of the voter registration rolls so that everyone who is qualified to vote, regardless of political affiliation, has their vote count as they intended.
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