Public-school districts perpetuate left-wing bias through discriminatory hiring practices, watchdog finds
Published September 29, 2023
Written by David Zimmerman, National Review
Photography by Simply American
When selecting who will teach our children, what criteria are school administrators in Ottawa County using to guide their hiring decisions?
On July 3, 2021, Christopher F Rufo, a conservative thought leader focused on dismantling CRT, tweeted:
“The NEA [National Education Association] represents 3 million public school employees in all 50 states. They have a $350 million annual budget and an army of operatives in 14,000 local communities. They have now declared war on parents who oppose critical race theory—and parents must fight back!”
According to the following article from National Review, “Employment policies in K-12 public schools that consider race, creed, and political ideology and are in-fused with biased language and decision-making processes unfairly, and some-times illegally, skew hiring in favor of certain applicants.”
Public-school districts across the country are prioritizing teaching applicants who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and other left-wing ideologies in a way that may run afoul of federal law, according to a new report from a nonprofit government watchdog.
The National Opportunity Project recently published a report which identified nearly two dozen school districts that use biased job postings, slanted application and/or interview questions, and diversity-hiring guidance to perpetuate left-wing bias among their faculties.
The report, the first to examine politically biased K–12 hiring practices, also detailed how hiring committees and interview panels use identity quotas to select for certain races, genders, and/or sexual orientations.
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