The New Hampshire chapter of Moms for Liberty tweeted that it would give $500 to the first person to successfully catch a teacher breaking the new anti-divisive-subject law just after the state established a website to report its violations.
The new anti-divisive-subject law, formally known as the Right to Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education, prohibits certain types of teaching concerning 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
According to Forbes, the law was put into the state’s budget by the GOP-controlled legislature, which utilized ambiguous language to prohibit the teaching of “divisive concepts.”
According to The Washington Post, when Governor Chris Sununu signed the bill into law, a majority of his diversity council resigned in protest.
The Moms for Liberty chapter’s account tweeted,
“Students, parents teachers, school staff… We want to know! We will pledge anonymity if you want,” quoting one of its previous tweets about the law’s passage.
Moms for Liberty is a conservative nonprofit group with over 56,000 members spread over 135 chapters in 35 states.
According to The Washington Post, the group mobilizes its members to speak out against mask requirements and curriculum pertaining to LGBTQ rights, race, and discrimination at school board meetings.
The New Hampshire Department of Education launched a new website earlier this week that allows parents and students to use a questionnaire to make complaints against teachers for alleged discrimination.
According to New Hampshire Public Radio, educators who are found in violation of the anti-divisive-subject statute by the state’s Commission for Human Rights, which determines whether complainants have enough evidence to press formal charges, and even have their teaching licenses withdrawn.
The state’s second-largest teachers union demanded that the state’s education commissioner resign over the website, which, according to its president, “declared a war on teachers.”