(FreedomBeacon.com)- A New Hampshire chapter of a conservative nonprofit organization recently put a bounty on any teachers within the state who people report to have been teaching “divisive concepts,” which would break a recent law passed in the state.
The New Hampshire chapter of Moms for Liberty recently tweeted:
“We’ve got $500 for the person that first successfully catches a public school teacher breaking this law. Students, parents, teachers, school staff … We want to know! We will pledge anonymity if you want.”
The law that Moms for Liberty was referencing was signed this past June. It’s called the Right to Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education law, and it bans any teachings about gender and race that infer:
“A group is superior or inferior to another identified group; a group is consciously or unconsciously racist, sexist, or oppressive; a group should be discriminated against or be adversely treated; or a group shouldn’t treat other identified groups equally.”
New Hampshire is taking this new law seriously, too. They created an online portal where students and parents can fill in a questionnaire that would serve as a report of alleged violations.
When a questionnaire is completed, the state will conduct a formal investigation into the matter. It’s not a formal charge by any means, but the investigation could eventually lead to a teacher or educator losing their teaching license in New Hampshire.
Following its public outreach for people to report offenders of the new law, Moms for Liberty began to receive inquiries about how people could financially contribute to their cause. The organization responded by saying people could PayPal them money, and put “CRT Bounty’s in the notes,” as they tweeted.
The organization is not limited to only New Hampshire. It has a presence in 35 states, with 135 total chapters and more than 56,000 people having membership.
The organization campaigns against any teachings regarding sexism or racism in public schools. They have also campaigned against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mask mandates that were implemented in schools throughout the country during 2020 and 2021.
They also are against any curriculum that includes the rights of LGBTQ+ as well as discrimination against them.
The second-largest teachers union in the state, the American Federation of Teachers New Hampshire, strongly condemned the actions of Frank Edelblut, the state’s commissioner of education, whose department created the reporting portal.
In a statement, the union’s president, Deb Howes, said:
“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. 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. Edelblut has declared a war on teachers, a war that the overwhelming majority of N.H. parents will find repulsive.
“AFT-NH calls on Gov. Chris Sununu to demand that Edelblut step down over his outrageous, obviously politically motivated, harmful effort.”