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Current Events October 26th, 2021

Missouri School Boards’ Association withdraws from the national organization after NSBA equated parents’ concerns to “domestic terrorism”

(Christian Rehder, The Heartlander) – The Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) withdrew from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently after the NSBA sent a letter to President Biden urging him to investigate disgruntled parents who voice frustration with their school board. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland obeyed NSBA’s demands and directed the FBI and U.S. attorneys offices to…
Current Events October 22nd, 2021

Pennsylvania and Missouri School Boards Associations leave national association, 21 states distance themselves from ‘domestic terrorism’ language applied to parents

(Updated 10/25) Last week, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) voted to cancel its longtime membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA). On October 25, the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) did the same. Several other states are reevaluating their membership. The PSBA said its “final straw” was a letter from the national group requesting…
Current Events October 21st, 2021

Middle school teacher endorses sexually graphic material in class of 11 and 12-year-olds

Summit Trail Middle School in Olathe, KS, recently received significant backlash when a 7th Grade teacher posted on social media that she was excited to add two controversial books with sexually explicit content to her classroom library.  The books in question—All Boys Aren’t Blue and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe—were reportedly donated…
Current Events October 20th, 2021

Missionary kidnapping in Haiti: Teaching children that Christianity can cost us our safety (and lives)

Like many people in the United States this weekend, I was shocked to read about a group of missionaries kidnapped Saturday in Haiti. Seventeen people, including elderly people and children, had come through the nonprofit Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) to Haiti to help build an orphanage. Sixteen of them are U.S. citizens. After finishing their work,…