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:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.