New Hampshire recently banned specific teachings about race, racism, gender, and sexism.
A “Moms for Liberty” chapter is crowdfunding a bounty for teachers who violate the ban.
The state created a website where complaints can be filed for alleged discrimination.
Following the state’s establishment of a website to report violations of a new anti-divisive subject law, the New Hampshire chapter of Moms for Liberty tweeted that it would pay $500 to the first person to successfully catch a teacher breaking the new law.
Formally named the Right to Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education, the law New Hampshire law bans specific kinds of teaching about race, racism, gender, and sexism, including:
A group is inherently superior or inferior to people of another identified group
A group is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously
A group should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment
A group should not treat members of other identified groups equally
The law was incorporated into the year’s budget by the state’s GOP-controlled legislature, which used vague language to forbid the teaching of “divisive concepts,” Forbes reported. When Governor Chris Sununu signed the bill into law, a majority of his diversity council resigned in protest, according to the Washington Post.
“Students, parents teachers, school staff… We want to know! We will pledge anonymity if you want,” the Moms for Liberty chapter’s account tweeted, quoting one of its previous tweets about the law’s passage.
In response to questions about how to contribute to the reward, the chapter’s Twitter account replied to PayPal them with the note, “CRT Bounty.”
Moms for Liberty is a conservative nonprofit organization with 135 chapters across 35 states, totaling more than 56,000 members. The group mobilizes its members to oppose mask mandates and curriculum related to LGBTQ rights, race, and discrimination at school board meetings, according to the Washington Post.
Earlier in the week, the New Hampshire Department of Education created a new website for parents and students to file complaints against teachers for alleged discrimination using a questionnaire. Educators who are found in violation of the anti-divisive subject law by the state’s Commission for Human Rights, which evaluates whether complainants have the basis to file formal charges, could have their teaching license revoked, New Hampshire Public Radio reported.
On Thursday, the state’s second-largest teacher’s union called on the state’s education commissioner to resign over the website, which its president said “declared a war on teachers.”
Insider has reached out to the New Hampshire chapter of Moms for Liberty for comment.
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