Recording Available Now – Listen to Our School Board Event

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Recording Available Now

Whether it presents as anti-vaccine, anti-mask, anti-CRT (Critical Race Theory), anti-DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), or anti-SEL (Social Emotional Learning), it is all part of the same attack, fueled by likes of the Mercers. Described as “grassroots,” these POLITICAL groups such as “Moms for Liberty” and “Save Our Schools” are funded, well-organized operations, and they are here in Westchester.

Listen to a recording of our school board event here. Check out our resource guide below.

Resource Guide

Westchester Coalition for Truth in History and Science Based Facts 

  • Teach the Truth – Westchester County grassroots organization dedicated to supporting schools and teachers in creating an environment that accurately recounts our nation’s history and affirms the diversity of students so that they can excel.

Messaging Guide

 Running for School Board

Panelist Bios (click here for full bios)

  • Adam Laats – Professor of Education and History at SUNY Binghamton whose research focuses on conservative activism and culture conflicts in education. @AdamLaats
  • Judd Legum – Founder and publisher of Popular Information, a newsletter that is exemplary for its investigative reporting, particularly in the area of dark money. @JuddLegum
  • Juontel White – Social Impact Strategist who supports and designs programs, policy and advocacy initiatives for racial equity.
  • Rebecca Jacobsen – Professor of Education Policy at Michigan State University whose research focuses on public opinion and education policy. @Rebec_Jacobsen

Books, Articles and Blogs

Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics

The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement

  • Articles and Books by Adam Laats:

The Conservative War on Education that Failed

The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education

Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution

Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era: God, Darwin, and the Roots of America’s Culture Wars

Right Wing Groups Organizing in Westchester County

  • Moms for Liberty – A national “nonprofit” claiming to advocate for “parental rights” by using parents as pawns to advance a far-right agenda. The organization is aggressively forming chapters locally.
  • Save Our Schools – A locally based “grassroots” organization that is taking credit for the ouster of several Hudson Valley school superintendents over Critical Race Theory, which isn’t taught in schools.
  • Reclaim New York – This Mercer funded, Steve Bannon linked organization is holding seminars on running for school board and is pushing to make school board elections “partisan” as a way for the “GOP to thrive and recruit new members.”

We’re taking a holiday hiatus. The IW newsletter returns in 2022. 

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