'Safeguard Our Schools' Addresses Curriculum Concerns in 'Mentor District' of Sumner County

“Safeguard Our Schools” will be held on August 14, 2021 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search “Safeguard Our Schools.”

Online PR News – 31-July-2021 – HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – “Safeguard Our Schools” will be held on August 14, 2021, at 4pm at Restoring Hope Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The event is sponsored by the Sumner County Republican Assembly and Moms for Liberty of Williamson County as a response to parental concerns over K-12 curriculum in Sumner County schools. The event features local elected officials, pastors, parents, and other spokespersons for education.

This informative gathering will address how to safeguard schools from local and state government influences quietly bringing in unwanted and failing curriculum. A panel of speakers will examine the school’s curriculum, the school’s financial impact on the county, as well as state and federal influence in local schools. Sumner County has been selected as a one of eight “mentor districts” for literacy by Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. What happens this year in Sumner County is expected to be replicated in Robertson County, Wilson County, Dickson County, Maury County, Hickman County and the Lebanon Special School District.

Speakers for the event include Congressional candidate Robbie Starbuck (5th District); Sumner County Commissioner Jeremy Mansfield; Pastors Aaron and Amanda Crabb of Restoring Hope Church; Elizabeth Meyers Ed.D., independent research consultant of education and public policy; Robin Steeman of Williamson County Moms for Liberty and State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver (40th District). Representative Weaver serves on the Education Instruction House Subcommittee. In addition, parents of Sumner County students will be speaking.

Joanna Daniels of the Sumner County Republican Assembly decided to organize this event after learning of curriculum currently being used in Sumner County schools that is not only controversial due to content but is also producing failing test scores in other states. “I just want to make the public aware of what is happening in our schools and to inspire them to get involved,” stated Daniels.

She points out that the curriculum currently being used in Sumner County has proven to be a failing curriculum in Louisiana, resulting in ACT scores to be the lowest in years. She adds, “If that is not bad enough, while Governor Lee banned the controversial Critical Race Theory in Tennessee schools, there are many ‘social-emotional learning’ topics covered in the current curriculum approved by Schwinn, that would not be approved by many parents.” Daniels encourages parents, educators, elected officials, and pastors to attend—whether from Sumner County or beyond. “This is not just Sumner County. What is done here will set the precedent for other areas of the state.”

The event is free and open to the public. The doors open at 3:30pm, event begins at 4pm, and will be ending around 6:30pm. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguard-our-schools-tickets-163946447237

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