Moore school board members
dispute race-based curricula
Moore County School Board policy committee chair Robert Levy, elected in November 2020, last week proposed a policy to keep out of schools Critical Race Theory -- stark deviation from traditional curricula in an effort to teach children that racism is embedded in the founding of the United States and that race is socially constructed, not biological. Learn more.
The Committee, consisting of school board chair Libby Carter (photo above) and members Ed Dennison and Levy met April 16. Mr. Dennison and Ms. Carter voted against adopting the policy to ban Critical Race Theory. This means that this race-based curricula could ultimately be approved and imposed on students in Moore County Schools.
Hundreds of Moore citizens have expressed opposition to the widespread adoption of CRT. Moore Republican Women's president Pauline Bruno and vice president Kay Wildt delivered more than 900 letters detailing the perils of teaching CRT when the Board met last Monday, April 12.
However, Carter and Dennison, meeting with Levy as policy committee members, did not seem familiar with these new "standards" recently adopted by the State Board of Education, nor did they express awareness that the standards are controversial, if not dangerous.
“Our children in grade school being taught that if they were born white, they’re evil? I mean, ridiculous stuff," Dennision said, as reported by The Pilot on April 18. “People are jumping all over the place — ‘it’s Critical Race Theory!’ — and I still don’t know what we’re supposed to be doing if we were to even implement this program.”
While CRT has been on the national radar for several years following the launch of the New York Times' 1619 Project -- tracing the nation's founding to the arrival of the first African slaves on the continent -- Carter implied she is not ready to judge what it could mean in terms of public education.
“Do I agree with Critical Race Theory? I’m not going there, I’m not touching that right now,” she said, according to The Pilot.
Levy's policy recommendation includes a requirement that no new standards for social studies in K-12 would be implemented without approval of the Moore school board.
Levy requests that citizens against the hijacking of social studies curricula write to Mr. Dennison (email@example.com) and Ms. Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis summarily struck down CRT curricula. Learn more.
Election First Alliance debuts
'Schoolhouse Shock' watchdog
North Carolina advocacy group Education First Alliance launched a new statewide whistleblower program called “Schoolhouse Shock” to gather information about acts of discrimination, harassment, and abuse by public school officials.
“We named our program “Schoolhouse Shock” because it is shocking that schools have gone from being a cocoon where children could happily develop to a divisive cauldron where teachers force students into playing identity politics," said Education First Alliance’s President Sloan Rachmuth. “Parents are equally frustrated at the lack of transparency and accountability for what is being taught in North Carolina’s schools.”
The Schoolhouse Shock website allows whistleblowers to upload images, videos, and documents that will help reporters and others “expose the truth” of what takes place inside classrooms. Learn more.
North Carolina is the ninth largest school system in the United States, serving 1,553,334 students across the 2,695 public schools for the 2021 school year.
Tillis reveals Biden border
failures in Fox News essay
Through their words and actions, the Biden administration sent a clear signal that our border is open for anyone and everyone, and the world took notice. Read more
Heritage Foundation exposes
egregious lies about GA law
The Heritage Foundation just released a fact-check of some of the most egregious lies being echoed by members of Congress, the media, Hollywood, and corporate America about Georgia's new election integrity reform. These reforms are about one thing -- making it easier for American citizens to vote, while making it harder to cheat. Learn more.
Conservative Coalition NC
Voter Integrity Project present
An Integrity Boot Camp
9 am - 5 pm
Smoky Mountain Events Center
758 Crabtree Road
Waynesville NC 28785
Featuring an all-star panel:
Jay Delancy, Founder
Voter Integrity Project
Heather Ford, Esq.
Trump 2020 Election Day Ops
Hans von Spakovsky
Heritage Action for America
Moore County Republican Men
Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:30 am registration
Speaker: State Treasurer
Country Club of NC
North Carolina GOP Convention
June 3 - 6, 2021
Greenville Convention Center
NC Republican Party
releases training calendar
Precinct training: April 27 & 29
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"We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in Brooklyn Center, MN, encouraging violence in a community ravaged by burning and looting as it awaits a jury verdict in the George Floyd case against a former Minneapolis police officer.
By the numbers
The Media Research Center did a deep dive and here is the verdict. During his first three months in office, the broadcast evening newscasts have showered Joe Biden with 59% positive press. Four years ago, those same programs were hammering Trump with 89% negative press.
Top: Vice President Kamala Harris is in charge of the White House response to the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. southern border. But on April 19 (Monday) Harris arrived in Greensboro, where she was greeted by Democrat North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Harris' remarks will note the Biden administration's push to expand unions (in a state where unions are drying up). She will tour an electric school bus plant in High Point, 1,464 miles north of the Rio Grande River. Meanwhile (below), is this "family" concerned about electric school buses or labor unions?
North Carolina's Cooper
poster boy for overreach
North State Journal
As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies.
The legislative measures are aimed not simply at undoing mask mandates and capacity limits that have been common during the pandemic. Many proposals seek to fundamentally shift power away from governors and toward lawmakers the next time there is a virus outbreak, terrorist attack or natural disaster.
“The COVID pandemic has been an impetus for a re-examination of balancing of legislative power with executive powers,” said Pam Greenberg, a policy researcher at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Lawmakers in 45 states have proposed more than 300 measures this year related to legislative oversight of executive actions during the COVID-19 pandemic or other emergencies, according to the NCSL.
NC House Bill 264 to reduce Gov. Roy Cooper's powers has been sent to the state senate. Read more.