New Hampshire governor criticizes tweet that offers 'benefits' to teachers

In the following tweet, the state chapter of Moms for Liberty told fans to choose online donations as "CRT Bounty's."


The Republican government Chris Sununu on Thursday condemned a lawmaker's proposal to pay $ 500 to the first "acting" public school teacher who violates New Hampshire's new borders in a systematic discussion of racism and other topics.

Sununu opposed the earlier version of the law to Trump's administration and sought to close the debate on "divisive views" in schools. But he later backed the language included in the state’s ‘budget’ which would forbid teaching children to be inferior, discriminating, discriminatory or oppressive because of race, gender or other factors.

After the Department of Education launched a website last week to collect complaints about teachers, the New Hampshire Chapter for Moms for Liberty tweeted that "We have $ 500 for someone who successfully caught a public school teacher breaking the law." Following, the parent ethics organization told fans to choose online donations such as “CRT Bounty’s,” referring to the critical concept of the race.

"The Governor is critical of the tweet 'bonuses' and any form of financial incentive is inappropriate and out of place," SUN's spokesman Ben Vihstadt said in an email.

Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut was highly critical when asked this week about the tweets.

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"I would encourage people to be more careful on social media," he said in an interview. "There is a lot of talk on social media that is neither helpful nor constructive."

The Republicans have dismissed the law as an attempt to strengthen anti-racism laws and say it will allow for the teaching of such concepts in historical context. Democrats, however, argued that it would block the teaching of blatant bias and structuralism and sexism.

Although the Department of Education has published an online reporting form, complaints will go directly to the State Human Rights Commission, which may dismiss or investigate further. Decisions against teachers can be used by the state board of Education for disciplinary action, including the revocation of licenses.

Deb Howes, president of the American Federation of Teachers New Hampshire, accused Edelblut of inciting "war with teachers." The New Hampshire School Administrators Association also urges Sununu to work with teachers and families to clarify what would be considered appropriate teaching on history and racial relations. He called on Sununu to criticize the "sweet" tweets on Wednesday.

“Our situation is changing. Do we allow this attack to continue to expel good teachers, caregivers and administrators from our schools? Do we value our schools as public property, or are they just political commission funds? ” said the association in a statement.

Edelblut responded that the new reporting system protects teachers because it puts in place a neutral system for resolving grievances. He likened it to similar programs set up to deal with complaints against other licensed professionals, from lawyers and doctors to cosmetic specialists.

"The shock associated with the fact that this given website seems to be inconsistent with what is happening around the world for professionals," he said. "Cosmetology does not regard this as an attack on cosmetology because someone allows someone to file a complaint."

Sensitive racist theory has become a complaint to some writers who oppose the way schools deal with diversity and inclusion. Theory is a way of analyzing American history using the eye of racism but in itself is not a reference to K-12.