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Lt. Governor Announces Task Force to Protect Students from Indoctrination

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson recently announced the creation of a new task force aimed at protecting students in our state from being taught materials that are inappropriate or politically biased. The Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers and Students (F.A.C.T.S) task force will be made up of 12 members, including teachers, professors, and legislators.

The purpose of this task force, according to the FACTS page on Lt. Gov. Robinson’s website, is:

  • To assist in holding local and county-level education officials accountable for what occurs in their schools;
  • To provide a safe and secure setting where education professionals can transmit concerns regarding their school without fear of retaliation;
  • To provide a central state-wide mechanism for gathering and sharing data related to parent concerns regarding public education, and to provide a mechanism for elevating awareness of concerns so that they can be addressed;
  • To provide underrepresented parents and students a voice and an open line of communication with professional educator advocates for student experiences and outcomes;
  • To assist concerned parents in navigating the bureaucracy within our public school system.

In a March 16 press conference announcing the task force, Lt. Gov. Robinson said, “We want this task force to be a resource for parents and students who feel they are unable to tackle the issues that they are facing in their schools.”

The task force is intended to help parents and students stand up for their own beliefs and combat the increased indoctrination taking place in various areas of education. An online FACTS Submission Form Webpage has been established to allow parents, students, school personnel, and others to submit complaints and reports of:

  • Discrimination or harassment related to a student’s faith, ethnicity, worldview, or political beliefs.
  • Unequal, inconsistent, or disparate treatment of students in the enforcement of school rules and/or in disciplinary matters.
  • Students being subjected to indoctrination according to a political agenda or ideology, whether through assigned work, teacher comments, or a hostile classroom environment.
  • Students being required to disclose details regarding their individual race/ethnicity, sexual preference, religious ideology, or economic status.
  • Students being exposed to inappropriate content or subject matter in the classroom, including matters relating to substance abuse, profanity, or of a sexual nature.

After complaints have been received, the task force will work with local school boards to resolve each issue.

Early last week, the FACTS page on the lieutenant governor’s website was taken down, leading some in the media to speculate that the Lt. Gov. had abandoned the idea of the task force. Quite to the contrary, NC Family reached out to the Lt. Gov’s. office and was told that the FACTS portal had received so much traffic since its creation, that they had to take it down to perform maintenance and bolster the site so it could handle the high level of activity. The page was active again this past Friday morning.

If your student is experiencing harassment, indoctrination, or discrimination in his or her classroom, please visit the FACTS task force portal to submit a report. 

We at NC Family would also appreciate knowing about your complaint and ask that you also email your concerns to

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