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Across the country, educational equity was in vogue. Then it wasn’t.

COLORADO SPRINGS — A racial equity program that began with widespread support and was propelled by George Floyd’s murder all but died on a chilly Wednesday evening in a near-empty school board meeting room.

Moms For Liberty Named an Extremist Group.

More than two years into a conservative push against teaching about Black history, literature and gender identity in public schools, the Southern Poverty Law Center has concluded that a dozen so-called "parental rights" groups behind the movement are extremist.

Book Banning

The Central Bucks School District is now considering banning 65 books from its shelves.
All of the 65 challenged books appear on the Book Looks website, a site focused on banning library books with “objectionable” and “sexual” content. A member of Moms for Liberty, a national organization and the most widespread group leading the charge for book bans in the country, created the site and the organization uses it as a resource in its campaigns.

library shelf near black wooden ladder
library shelf near black wooden ladder

At risk in Pennsylvania schools - books, political talk, LGBTQ policies.

One of Pennsylvania’s largest school districts has become a culture war arena, favoring a parental rights movement to block political correctness and “woke” ideologies by banning books and limiting "political" discussions in classrooms.

Even as Central Bucks School District faces a federal investigation for allegedly creating a “toxic” learning environment for LGBTQ students, other school districts across the state are following its lead.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building

It was a moment of celebration for an upstart company whose leaders say they are on a mission from God to restore conservative Christian values at all levels of government — especially in public schools.

Tim Nordin was at home ahead of a school board meeting in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, last spring when he checked his email and found a threatening message from someone with the alias “Kill All Marxist Teachers.”

“I am going to kill you and shoot up your next school-board meeting for promoting the horrific, radical transgender agenda. It’s now time to declare war on you pedos. I am going to kill you and your entire family,” said the email, which was reviewed by VICE News.

people sitting on blue carpet
people sitting on blue carpet