Long before we reach adulthood, we learn this simple truth: God made everyone different. We are all unique: our circumstances, our strengths, and our weaknesses often require individualized approaches.

While most see this self-evident truth as children, our education system often fails to recognize this reality. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work! Last year, as parents attempted to navigate through the challenges of our education system—a challenge made even more complex as the response to Covid-19 unfolded – this reality became even clearer.  Every parent wants their children to succeed, but across America we saw that states with educational choice were far better equipped to help families seek the best options for their children.

Sadly, according to EdChoice, 95.1% of Wyoming’s children have no alternative to the public education system. This places Wyoming 50th (dead last) in the nation for school choice, even after many years of work on educational options.

In 1971, my father saw firsthand the effects of the National Education Association on Christian kids in the public school system. He resigned as a public-school principal and started a private school to teach the timeless truths of Christianity and Western civilization.  I am so thankful that I grew up in a home where the classics were loved, history was treated with value, and the sciences were treated with respect. As his son, I am so thankful for his vision and for the wonderful education he and my mother worked so hard to provide.

That is why Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming is happy to partner with schools and families to grow parent-driven and student-centered education. We are excited to welcome you to ED307, an effort to promote religious and private education in homes and schools across the state of Wyoming. We are happy to join with Representative Sue Wilson as we work to bring resources to help current schools and to promote new school opportunities across the state of Wyoming.  This will happen by providing a forum for successful schools to share their best practices, offering online webinars from leading private school experts on good school administration, and watching for legislative roadblocks.  We look forward to a fruitful endeavor this school year and in the years ahead.

Of course, we will continue to stand for what is good and true in the public education system. Our commitment is to stand for truth in every arena. Please consider a donation to the Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming as we stand for our children!

For Truth,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

 

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Last week our great nation lost thirteen brave service members to a craven terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. Family Policy Alliance is calling for prayer not just for their families, but for the families of all service members who have fought and sacrificed during the war in Afghanistan. As an officer veteran of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), I have seen the toll this conflict has taken on the physical and behavioral health of our warfighters and their families. The blood of my friends and brothers in arms stains the Afghan earth, and the tears of their families continue to grace our own land. We must pray for the physical and emotional comfort, healing, and recovery for all our service members and their families these past two decades, particularly those who have tirelessly endured assisting in the recent chaotic evacuation.

This evacuation reveals much, but the Biden’s Administration’s disregard for families here and around the world is perhaps the most troubling. Because of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan that the Biden Administration deliberately enabled, families throughout Afghanistan will suffer at the hands of extreme Islam. Women and girls will be particularly oppressed, losing equality, freedom, opportunity, and security. We therefore also call for prayer on behalf of the nuclear family in Afghanistan: that families throughout the country will be protected, shielded, and allowed to flourish even under the pressure of a jihadist regime.

America has always been a beacon of hope for families; may we continue to be in our prayers and deeds in the wake of this calamity.

In prayer,Joseph Kohm
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Public Policy Director

 

 

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Rachel Levine, President Biden’s pick for Deputy Secretary at the Health and Human Services Department, has a message for transgender-identifying students. Levine is a biological male who identifies as a woman.

 

“Back to school” is a driving force for most American families this month. Even the Biden Administration, bringing to bear the weight of three major departments—the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice—is joining in with a message for students. Specifically, students who identify as transgender.

These three departments released a video this month welcoming transgender-identifying students back to school. Their message? Transgender-identifying students have a “right” to access harmful and experimental hormones to “transition” their bodies, and girls no longer have a right to fair competition in sports.

It’s a bit of an ironic message. Children struggling with how they feel in their God-given bodies have an invented right to harm and even sterilize themselves before they reach the age of 18—yet they can’t even purchase cough syrup over-the-counter.

Meanwhile, young female athletes, who actually do have a legal right under Title IX to fair competition reserved only for girls, no longer have that right. That’s because a boy who identifies as a girl—at any time, for any reason—must be allowed to compete on girls’ teams and access girls’ championship and scholarship opportunities.

It’s also disturbing that the role of parents in raising and caring for their children —and in major decisions about physically altering their bodies to look more like the opposite sex—was missing from the video.

And the video didn’t stop there. The Biden officials also took direct shots at states whose lawmakers are boldly fighting to protect children. They criticized West Virginia for saving girls’ sports for only girls—among seven other states. And they called out Arkansas for being the first state in the nation to pass a law prohibiting harmful and experimental “gender transition” on children.

Family Policy Alliance’s message to these states: Keep up the good work! Our mission is to help as many other states as possible follow your lead in protecting children and pushing back against the Biden Administration’s harmful LGBT agenda.

Family Policy Alliance also has a very different Back-to-School message than the Biden Administration. We partnered with our friends at Focus on the Family to release the first-ever, parent-focused back-to-school guide:  Back to School—for Parents.

The Guide includes practical help on how to protect your child at school, as well as loving help for parents on how to talk with children about these difficult issues. The Guide addresses concerns parents may have for their children:

Download your free copy of Back to School—for Parents here!

Our friends at the American College of Pediatricians said: “Back to School—for Parents is the most important book a parent will ever read.”

The Biden Administration has made their position clear. They want access to our children to advance their agenda, and parents who disagree should be side-stepped.

It is more important for today’s children, perhaps more than any other generation, for parents to be both informed and equipped to protect their children. That is the heart behind Back to School—for Parents.

So, to the parents sending their children back to school—we stand with you as you protect your young ones, raise them according to biblical values, and safeguard their futures!

To the states and state lawmakers passing good legislation that protects children from harmful political agendas—we stand with you as you face political criticism and backlash from Big Business, Big Tech and Woke DC!

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Vice President for Strategy

 

P.S. Family Policy Alliance is making it a top priority to equip parents, help parents engage in the political process when they need to protect their families, and train and equip lawmakers to boldly advance family values. The needs are growing, and we need your generous support! Please consider a gift today!

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Korean Airline Flight #007 departed Anchorage, Alaska, on October 31, 1983, for its direct fight to Seoul, South Korea. However, unknown to the pilot and crew, the computer engaging the flight navigation system contained a one and a half degree routing error. At the point of departure, the mistake was unnoticeable; 100 miles out the deviation was still so small as to be undetectable. But as the giant 747 continued through the Aleutians and out over the Pacific, the error was picked up by Soviet radar. Jets were scrambled for the intercept, and over mainland Russia Flight #007 was shot out of the sky and all were lost.

Someone summarized the lesson to be learned by saying, “A small error at departure point resulted in tragic trajectory and a destructive finish.” In the same way, whenever we depart from God’s moral laws, we will find ourselves on a tragic trajectory of loss and a destructive finish.

Having a biblical worldview might be compared to a flight navigation system that sets us on a good trajectory concerning standards for morals, justice, and equity. The Assemblies of God denomination recently worked with Barna Research and found sobering statistics concerning the worldview of most Americans. The results tell us that we have some hard work ahead of us if we are going to change course and have a safe landing for families, churches, and culture. Here is what Barna found:

The world is obviously not helping young people cope. The prophet Isaiah spoke for God to his struggling generation, “Come now, let us reason together!” (Isaiah 1:18).

While it’s true that you can’t force someone to act morally, it’s also true that good policy and legislation can protect people, religious freedom, and our culture from crashing and burning like Korean Air Flight #007.

Family Policy Alliance here in Rhode Island is working to change the worldview in our state to a biblical one. This Saturday I will begin teaching a new course for Northpoint Bible College and Graduate School called “Engage the State.” This new course will help pastors and leaders understand the difficult subjects of our day from a biblical perspective. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover: separation of church and state, homosexuality, transgenderism and sex education. Northpoint is committed to strong biblical training for ministers and church leaders.

I have also been part of planning a timely two-day conference on October 29-30 called “The Bible, Gender & Sexuality.” It’s put on by the Ministry Training Network of Southeastern New England I strongly encourage you and other leaders to attend. You can register here.

Dr. J Alan Branch, Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary and Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director American College of Pediatricians are the main speakers. There will also be informative and practical workshops. This conference is designed to help pastors and church leaders to understand and address the difficult issues of our day from a biblical perspective and with grace, love, and understanding.

Rhode Island desperately needs a course adjustment. Please partner with us as we work with churches and legislators to make our state a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.

For Faith and Family,

Dave Aucoin
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island

P.S. If you have a religious objection to a vaccine mandate at your school or workplace, here is a link where you can access resources from our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom.

You have heard about it all over the media. It has really come to a head now that it is infiltrating our schools. Many parents are upset, even those who typically support more “progressive” educational approaches.

What is Critical Race Theory? (CRT) That is actually a more difficult question than you might first think, and frankly creates some of the problems surrounding it. As the American Bar Association states, “Crenshaw—who coined the term ‘CRT’—notes that CRT is not a noun, but a verb. It cannot be confined to a static and narrow definition but is considered to be an evolving and malleable practice.” It’s pretty hard to have an intelligent discussion about such a controversial issue if you can’t even define it or use the term correctly (I have yet to hear anyone on either side of the argument use it as a verb).

That said, the most consistent explanation I’ve seen is that CRT focuses on the idea that racism is embedded in the nation’s institutions and that these institutions seek to maintain the dominance of white people in society. It asserts that unequal outcomes are the result of subtle societal and institutional biases, and that historical patterns of racism are ingrained in law and other modern institutions, rather than racism of individuals per se. I think I am safe assuming that the theory would posit that if institutions, law, etc. in general have racist biases, they had to come from somewhere, and that “somewhere” are the racists in the past and present who set up and perpetuate these elements of society. So fundamentally, I would assert that it actually is individual racism at its core. This assertion is affirmed in a statement by Ibrim X. Kendi “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only Remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.” How to be an AntiRacist pg.19

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s ask ourselves a question: Are our nation’s institutions, laws, and other societal elements racist? I think we would all agree that racism persists in some of these places – to what extent would depend on the particular institution or element of society. The nexus of racism and our country’s history cannot be denied, particularly towards those who are black.

So then, where is the problem and why all the controversy? There are two reasons for it, I believe.

First, those who currently are using CRT to advance their causes want the American public to view everything through the lens of racism. In other words, everything in our society is suspect. Seemingly neutral concepts almost always are imputed with deep racial significance. Frankly, this is ridiculous.

Let me give you an example. If you are Norwegian, then you can view everything through racism towards Norwegians, whether correct or not. You didn’t get that car loan – racism in banking institutions. Your daughter didn’t get into that elite college – educational racism. The police pull you over more often than other drivers – law enforcement racism. You see where this is going don’t you? Never mind that you’re buried in credit card debt from Amazon purchases, your daughter typically gets average grades, or that you’ve recently been speeding when you drive. “They’re all out to get me. I’m always a victim because I’m Norwegian.” As they say, people see what they want to see, and if you want to see racism everywhere, you will.

The second reason CRT has sprung to the forefront is that it now involves our children. It’s one thing if something adversely affects us as adults, but it’s entirely different if it affects our kids, particularly when it comes to what they are being taught. My wife refers to this as the “mama bear effect”, although I would maintain that we dads can also turn into bears when appropriate.

That is why you are seeing such pushback. You have educators saying that there is no CRT being taught in their schools, based on the teachers’ definition of CRT. Parents on the other hand are up in arms that the school is blatantly teaching CRT to their children, based on the parents’ definition. Take the following examples.

Sources: The Daily Caller and Washington Examiner

The list of examples is startlingly long, but I’m here to tell you the good news that parents are pushing back and pushing back hard. This past legislative session, five states passed anti-CRT schooling bills and another 17 introduced such bills into their state legislatures.

Parents are ousting school board members who want to embed CRT into curriculum. In liberal Loudoun County, Va., there was strong opposition to the district’s plans to adopt new diversity initiatives. As a result, there was an attempt to recall board members. In a Connecticut school district, three incumbent school board members that supported CRT were voted out and replaced by parents opposed to the curriculum being taught to their children.

In a recent poll, 58 percent of Americans had an “unfavorable view” of critical race theory, compared to only 38 percent of Americans with a “favorable view”. Most telling however was that 71 percent of independents had a “very unfavorable view”. Keep in mind, this issue will very likely have ramifications for the next election cycle too.

What can you do to make sure CRT does not infiltrate our Wyoming Schools?

First, get involved at the school board level. The Wyoming Department of Public Instruction is not going to determine whether CRT is taught in your particular district, but the school board will. Make sure you have the right people on your local school board who will not allow CRT theory or curriculum.

Let me assure you that our organization will continue to fight to keep CRT out of Wyoming schools. We want an accurate portrayal of our county’s history and current situation to be taught to our children, even if we have to go all “mama bear” to make it happen.

For truth,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

Garden State Equality (GSE) is the statewide advocacy organization that developed a pilot program schools can use to fulfill the LGBT curriculum law. This specific “contribution” law is separate from the new sex ed learning standards, and the recently approved sexual orientation and transgender diversity lessons in kindergarten. This was a requirement for middle and high school classes to share about the “contributions” of those who identify as LGBT. We repeatedly warned parents that the pilot program material far exceeded fact-based historical contributions. However, all of GSE’s downloadable lessons were limited to 6-12th grade.

Until now.

GSE has developed same-sex diversity lessons for 2nd grade. Click here to view their lesson that teaches 7-year-old children that there are no fixed gender characteristics, nothing is morally wrong with same sex relationships, and that they need to reflect on their new thinking regarding family structures. 7-Year-Olds…?

This is completely unconstitutional.  Parents have the right to teach their own moral framework to their children. When the state government imposes a morality that contradicts the values that are taught in the home, it violates the long-established constitutional rights of parents. Please understand, if your ethnic culture or world religion teaches the importance of fathers and mothers, the government schools will tell your young children your family is morally wrong for holding such a view.

It would be a different case if schools taught older students that same sex relationships and marriages exist – but that is not what is happening in our schools. Instead, they impose an ideology with the written intended goal for students to revise and rethink their moral and religious beliefs regarding sex and gender.

For a practical example, it would be allowable to teach Jewish students that pork roll and cheese sandwiches exist. It is unavoidable to see the many roadside signs across our state that promotes them. However, schools cannot teach Jewish students that it is morally good that people eat pork combined with cheese. That is a total violation of their deeply held beliefs about kosher meal requirements.

In the end, diversity and inclusion are banal words repeatedly used with no true meaning or purpose. If students remain faithful to adhere to the practices and teachings of their religion, they will be stigmatized and unaccepted by their peers.

We should teach students to be tolerant of other beliefs, respectful of our differences, and to be kind to their classmates. You must not compel them to adopt new sexual beliefs in contradiction to the deeply held religious beliefs of their families. New Jersey schools must do better.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

The images will not be forgotten. The fall of Afghanistan to Taliban Islamic Extremists is devastating to watch. I am sure this grief is equally shared among all faiths and cultures. Women and children will once again suffer unspeakable oppression. Our Christian brothers and sisters’ lives are at risk.

The collapse of the secular government was inevitable, but the chaos was not. What foreign policy analysts failed to predict was how quickly the Afghan military would give up the fight. They overestimated the will and preparedness of the armed forces and were therefore unprepared without a contingency plan to get Americans and our allies safely out of the country.

Some members of the Afghan military might have thought, “If we are not going to win, then why try?” If you cherish freedom, such a pessimistic surrender is unthinkable.

But do you cherish it?

I am concerned today that many people in New Jersey feel the government is going to do what they want. Families think, “They will eventually, either incrementally or abruptly, take away our religious and parental rights – so why try? Why protest? Why send letters? Why vote?”

It is true that Governor Murphy’s administration is actively working against the rights of parents and people of faith.

  1. In January 2020, they removed the religious exemption that protected churches from paying for abortion inducing drugs in their insurance plans.
  2. In February 2021, they passed a law that prohibited police from informing parents if their child was caught using marijuana. *This has now been changed due to public outcry.
  3. In July 2021, they passed a law that removed the parental consent requirement to distribute health surveys about sex and sexuality to students.

In addition, they have tried to remove the religious exemption from mandatory vaccinations and codify into law forever, a ban on parental notification for a minor seeking an abortion. These bills have not been passed, but the lame duck session this November will most likely see them arise as possible priorities for the current administration.

Are you willing to fight to maintain your religious and parental rights? Or will you become discouraged and walk away? Our struggle is not equivalent to the atrocities experienced by the Afghan people. There is no comparison, but our response when we see our constitutional freedoms at risk might be similar. We give up too easily! I want to encourage you to stay committed. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, along with our coalition partners across the state, is ready to protect your religious and parental rights.

Praying for you and the people of Afghanistan.

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

If you lived in the 80’s, you might remember the public service announcement that came on TV each night after watching the safe sitcoms of a distant era of prime-time television. Just as bedtime approached before the nightly news, a short, but repetitive, question was asked to parents every night, “It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?”

Nearly forty years later, the world is not same. Those who were kids are now the adults, major networks offer few family-friendly programs, and the question parents have to answer has dramatically changed. Sadly, we must now ask: “It’s 8 AM. Do you know what gender your children are?”

Today’s school is not like the school where you grew up. In many places, children are taught radical ideas about sex, families, and even our own history. They are pressured to adopt these viewpoints for themselves, even – in some cases – without their parents’ knowledge.

Take New Jersey, for example. There, school districts throughout New Jersey have adopted policies that prohibit teachers from telling parents the gender identity of their own children.

This means that in New Jersey, your child can leave your house identifying as the gender that matches their biological sex, but then change their name, pronoun, clothes, and self-proclaimed gender identity at school, and you would never know.

And that’s just in one state! Stories like this are why we’re here to help.  It’s back-to-school season, and now is the perfect time to download your FREE copy of our e-book Back to School – for Parents!

It’s your must-have guide to protecting your children in the classroom and beyond. Designed with you in mind, our guide is organized by area of the school. Have concerns about your child’s school-issued devices? We have answers! Want to know about protecting your child’s safety in school locker rooms and bathrooms? We have you covered!

We provide you with curriculum examples, what to watch for in homework, how to ask questions at your school, and how to take action when something is wrong. Plus, the guide – which is coauthored by Focus on the Family – provides tips on how to talk with your child about critical issues they may encounter at school and elsewhere.

Download your FREE copy today!

It’s back to school season. Parents will need to answer this question as their children walk on the school bus this coming school year: “It’s 8 AM. Do I know what gender my children are?”

With our guide, we’ll help you answer that question – and protect your child in many other ways, too. Get your copy today!

Sincerely,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

Parents are demanding the State of New Jersey stop interfering with their authority and influence in their child’s life. Public school mandates are dictated ad nauseum by the current Legislative or Executive branch of state government.

Masks mandated.
Transgenderism mandated.
Sexual ideology mandated.

Parents have frequently protested, sent letters to legislators, and put pressure on local school boards. These “momma bear” acts are making a difference. The NJGOP is becoming more outspoken in their messaging that they ‘support parents over politics’. Without question, pollsters and consultants realize parents want their kids back.

Here are some ideas what people of faith can do on behalf of their children:

  1. Parents, consider homeschooling. New Jersey is one of the least restrictive states in the nation when it comes to home school regulations. For more information about homeschooling, please visit our friends at the Home School Legal Defense Association.
  2. Pastors, consider launching a home school co-op at your church. Teachers, would you consider tutoring students in your church for free? This can help assist parents who feel the public school system is no longer inclusive to their family and sense that it may be medically harmful to their children. Many churches have the facilities and professionals to offer parents an option that works for them. This real felt need of working-class families can be met by the Church.
  3. Volunteer your time to help pro-family candidates win elections this year. From school board races to legislative seats, a change in leadership is often decided by the grassroots getting out the vote. Only 37% of registered voters participated in the last gubernatorial election back in 2017.
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    In the previous legislative election in 2019, some districts only had 28% turnout! Take, for example, Legislative District 2 (parts of Atlantic County). There, current State Assembly incumbents mandated transgender lessons in kindergarten. They then voted to remove the religious exemption for vaccinations, and extended Governor Murphy’s emergency powers until January 2022. To get elected, these Assembly members received only 23,211 votes out of 154,644 registered voters! Tragically, even though 72% of registered voters did not choose them, they have been casting votes for years that undermined parental authority because they won with 28% of overall possible votes. This should not be.

Please continue to mobilize and respectfully express your views. In the final analysis, we are responsible before God for our child’s education, and we can make a difference who governs our families.

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

You have heard about it all over the media. It has really come to a head now that it is infiltrating our schools; many parents are upset, even those who typically support more “progressive” educational approaches.

What is Critical Race Theory? (CRT) That is actually a more difficult question than you might first think, and frankly creates some of the problems surrounding it. As the American Bar Association states, “Crenshaw—who coined the term ‘CRT’—notes that CRT is not a noun, but a verb. It cannot be confined to a static and narrow definition but is considered to be an evolving and malleable practice.” It’s pretty hard to have an intelligent discussion about such a controversial issue if you can’t even define it or use the term correctly (I have yet to hear anyone on either side of the argument use it as a verb).

That said, the most consistent explanation I’ve seen is that CRT focuses on the idea that racism is embedded in the nation’s institutions and that they seek to maintain the dominance of white people in society. It asserts that unequal outcomes are the result of subtle societal and institutional biases, and that historical patterns of racism are ingrained in law and other modern institutions, rather than racism of individuals per se. I think I am safe assuming that the theory would posit that if institutions, law, etc. in general have racist biases, they had to come from somewhere, and that “somewhere” are the racists in the past and present who set up and perpetuate these elements of society. So fundamentally, I would assert that it actually is individual racism at its core.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s ask ourselves a question. Are our nation’s institutions, laws, and other societal elements racist? I think we would all agree that racism still persists in many of these places – to what extent would depend on the particular institution or element of society. The nexus of racism and our country’s history cannot be denied, particularly towards those who are black.

So then, where is the problem and why all the controversy? There are two reasons, I believe.

First, those who currently are using CRT to advance their causes want the American public to view everything through the lens of racism. In other words, everything in our society is suspect and seemly neutral concepts almost always have deep racial significance. Frankly, this is ridiculous.

Let me give you an example. If you are Norwegian, then you can view everything through racism towards Norwegians, whether correct or not. You didn’t get that car loan – racism in banking institutions. Your daughter didn’t get into that elite college – educational racism. The police pull you over more often than other drivers – law enforcement racism. You see where this is going don’t you? Never mind that your credit score is low, your daughter typically gets mediocre grades, or that you have a tendency to speed. “They’re all out to get me. I’m always a victim because I’m Norwegian.” As they say, people see what they want to see, and if you want to see racism everywhere, you will.

The second reason CRT has sprung to the forefront is that it now involves our children. It’s one thing if something adversely affects us as adults, but it’s entirely different if it affects our kids, particularly when it comes to what they are being taught. My wife refers to this as the “mama bear effect”, although I would maintain that we dads can also turn into bears when appropriate.

That is why you are seeing such pushback. You have educators saying that there is no CRT being taught in their schools, based on their definition of CRT. Parents on the other hand are up in arms that the school is blatantly teaching CRT to their children, based on their definition. Take the following examples.

Sources: The Daily Caller and Washington Examiner

The list of examples is startlingly long, but I’m here to tell you the good news that parents are pushing back, and pushing back hard. This past legislative session, five states passed anti-CRT schooling bills and another 17 introduced such bills into their state legislatures. We were not one of these states, primarily because our legislature ran out of time with the issue coming to the forefront nearing the end of session.

Parents are ousting school board members who want to embed CRT into curriculum. In liberal Loudoun County, Va., there was strong opposition to the district’s plans to adopt new diversity initiatives. As a result, there was an attempt to recall board members. In a Connecticut school district, three incumbent school board members that supported CRT were voted out and replaced by parents opposed to the curriculum being taught to their children.

In a recent poll, 58 percent of Americans had an “unfavorable view” of critical race theory, compared to only 38 percent of Americans with a “favorable view”. Most telling however was that 71 percent of independents had a “very unfavorable view”. Keep in mind, this issue will very likely have ramifications for the next election cycle too.

What can you do to make sure CRT does not infiltrate our North Dakota Schools?

First, get involved at the school board level. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is not going to determine whether CRT is taught in your particular district, the school board will. Make sure you have the right people on your local school board who will not promote CRT theory or curriculum.

Second, contact your legislators and ask that they pass an anti-CRT bill in our state. Start letting them know now – the next legislative session will be upon us before you know it.

Let me assure you that our organization will continue to fight to keep CRT out of North Dakota schools. We want an accurate portrayal of our county’s history and current situation to be taught to our children, even if we have to go all “mama bear” to make it happen.

For truth,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director