That Was Fast: @RoyCooperNC will NOT defend NC Children

Yesterday I wrote wondering if Attorney General Roy Cooper would stand up to the increasing overreach by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) by joining an amicus brief regarding the USED’s lawfare to force schools to allow transgender to basically pick their bathroom or locker room at will.

The same day, AG Cooper answered and that answer was to give North Carolina parents and kids the middle finger.

inigoCooper called McCrory a “bully” for standing up for North Carolina families. Cue Inigo Montoya.

That’s not bullying, that’s called asking you to do your job.

Actually, Cooper didn’t even have the guts to do the dirty work himself. He used a staffer to do it for him.

A staffer who has a background and history in LGBT issues, no less.

Carolina Journal reports:

Jamal Little, a spokesman for Cooper’s campaign, posted a notice yesterday saying McCrory “bullied” Gavin Grant, the transgender student, and linking the dispute to the debate over refugees fleeing the war in Syria. After noting that the governor is seeking a temporary ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees in North Carolina until greater security clearance measures are in place — a stance Cooper shares — Little wrote:

“This week, [McCrory has] found another group to politicize. Adolescence is hard enough without being bullied by an elected official. Next week, who knows who’ll be the target of a governor whose only path to re-election is dividing North Carolina.”

This move by USED isn’t just about giving students who self “identify” as the opposite sex a space of their own in order to be comfortable, USED has gone further as the Illinois case shows. USED is using Title IX to force school systems to allow these students to use opposite sex locker rooms and bathrooms.

Parents, how would you feel if your daughter had to share a locker room with a boy simply based on that boy self identifying as a girl or vice versa? How do you feel about a federal agency using the law to force that to happen?

Cooper prefers the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many. Good to know that if he were elected Governor, he’d be more than happy to throw his state under the federal government bus.

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Will @RoyCooperNC Defend NC Students? Deadline Approaches.

Will Attorney General Roy Cooper step up and protect NC Students and the state’s sovereignty over its own schools or will be side with the Obama administration’s increasingly power-hungry Department of Education?

A few weeks back, I wrote about the incredible overreach by the U.S. Department of Education suing states and school districts under Title IX.

The short version: U.S. Dept. of Education seeks to force school districts to allow for transgender students who ‘identify’ as a certain gender to be allowed to share locker room and bathroom areas with the opposite sex.

Over the weekend, Governor McCrory called on Attorney General Roy Cooper to stand up and defend out state from such an overreach by joining South Carolina in a related amicus brief.

From the Governor’s office:

Raleigh, N.C.
Governor Pat McCrory has asked Attorney General Roy Cooper to protect local school districts by joining South Carolina and signing on to an amicus brief in the case of G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board. In this case, the Obama Administration has joined with the ACLU in an attempt to force local school districts to open sex-specific student locker rooms and bathrooms to individuals that are not of that biological sex.

“This extreme position directly contradicts the express language of federal law and threatens local control of our schools,” said Governor McCrory. “It also disregards the safety and privacy concerns of parents and students. The Obama Administration has already informed school authorities in North Carolina and around the country of this directive, and is threatening resistant schools with legal action and loss of federal funding.”

“This federal overreach is unacceptable and unnecessary. It must be stopped before our state’s schools are impacted. North Carolina schools are already capable of working with students struggling with their gender identity in a compassionate manner to accommodate their needs while preserving the rights of students and parents. A decision favoring the Obama Administration in the Fourth Circuit would be binding precedent on North Carolina federal courts. It would remove local districts’ flexibility and force the federal government’s extreme views on all of our schools.”

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office has set a deadline of noon on November 25, 2015 to join this brief. Governor McCrory has asked the attorney general to respond by that deadline.

You can view the entire letter here.

The deadline is November 25th. That’s Thanksgiving. Will AG Cooper act or just shrug?

The same question should be floated to Dr. Atkinson, who is currently the NC State Superintendent of schools and is running for re-election.

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As NC Common Core Commission Wraps Up, DPI Starts 5 YR Annual Review

The NC Common Core commission (known as the ASRC) tasked with reviewing Common Core and making recommendations for removal of the standards is coming to a close, DPI has announced it has begun it’s 5 year annual review of the NC standard course of study.

I’m paraphrasing here, but this is pretty close, officials from DPI told attendees at the 11/5/15 Board of Education meeting that ‘we are starting our 5 year review. We will take the  information produced by the Academic Standards Review Commission into consideration‘.

Gee, how nice of them.   Common Core fighters, get ready. The fix is in.

Common Core kermitDPI should be reminded that, per Senator Tillman, “The legislature, in my opinion, will not take something that is just a rehash.”

I doubt the legislature will accept DPI erasing any of the recommendations the commission ends up making while they do their annual 5 year review either.

This was the point of having the commission end now; so their work could be incorporated not ‘considered.

Senator Tillman should be reminded the parents will make him eat his own words if Common Core stays in place.

This is a great opportunity for all parties to turn the favorite false “state-led” talking point of Common Core supporters into a true statement.

Related materials from the 11-5-15 Board of Ed meeting:

Related Reading:

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