A conservative New Hampshire moms groups has put a $500 “bounty” on teachers who violate a new state law banning “divisive concepts” in school, The Hill reports.
The New Hampshire Republican-led state legislature included legislation titled “Right to Freedom From Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education,” in this year's budget.
The law vaguely bans “divisive concepts” related to race and gender.
The law is short on specifics but students can turn in teachers they believe violated the law.
Students have access to a form that asks “what action was taken against you that you believe to be discriminatory.”
Gov. Chris Sununu signed the law over the summer, arguing that it ostensibly targets “critical race theory” even though it “doesn't prohibit critical race theory at all.”
The law prompted 10 of the 17 members of Sununu's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion to resign in protest, arguing it “is in direct conflict with the stated purpose of the Council laid out in your 2018 Executive Order instructing us to identify ways to ‘combat discrimination and advance diversity and inclusion.’ ”
Mom's group offers bounty:
The New Hampshire chapter of Moms for Liberty offered a bounty on teachers who violate the law.
“We've got $500 for the person that first successfully catches a public school teacher breaking this law,” the group said on Twitter last week. “Students, parents, teachers, school staff... We want to know! We will pledge anonymity if you want.”
The group is also raising money to pay for the bounties.
Moms for Liberty, which has 56,000 members in 35 states, has been opposed to curricula that include LGBTQ rights and discrimination, as well as mask and vaccine requirements.
“War on teachers”:
The New Hampshire chapter of the American Federation of Teachers said after the state launched its reporting website that the government had “declared a war on teachers.”
“It was bad enough that the law tried to find a problem that doesn’t exist—no teacher in New Hampshire teaches that any group is inherently superior or inferior to another,” said union President Deb Howes That false flag has now been made worse with Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut launching a webpage to encourage parents to file complaints against teachers who allegedly teach so-called divisive concepts. Totally innocent teachers could lose their teaching license over claims that are not backed up by any evidence.”
The group called on Edelbut to step down.
“It’s a pity that New Hampshire has an education commissioner who doesn’t support educators and the work they do every single day to help our children,” the statement said. “Teachers work very hard to ensure that all students feel welcome and can see their lived experiences reflected in our classrooms and discussions.”