National Association of Independent Schools Tries To Silence Reporting By Whistleblower Paul Rossi on CRT Training Sessions
“I was just locked out of my account twice and received a DCMA strike as a result of a complaint by” NAIS “for sharing a clip from one of their Kindergarten teacher trainings.”
Paul Rossi was a former teacher at the elite Grace Church School in Manhattan, NY, and went public at Bari Weiss’ Substack regarding the destructive “antiracist” teaching and indoctrination at the school, I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated.
Paul appeared on a Legal Insurrection Foundation panel on May 30, 2021,
Paul obtained training videos from the National Association of Independent Schools recent People of Color Conference. You can view the schedule here. There was an expansive list of sponsors. Soledad O’Brien was the featured speaker.
NAIS is the central accrediting authority for private schools, sets the tone for Critical Race activities, and is viewed with fear by many people we have communicated with.
Paul began posting some very short clips from the conference on Twitter to demonstrate how horrible this training is — and it truly is terrible.
Paul just tweeted that NAIS is trying to get the clips, which to me clearly are fair use, taken down.
I was just locked out of my account twice and received a DCMA strike as a result of a complaint by Myra McGovern, Media VP at @NAISnetwork for sharing a clip from one of their Kindergarten teacher trainings. https://t.co/AkguNcEI84 What is NAIS trying to hide? pic.twitter.com/ANvoKGKLY9
— Paul Rossi (@pauldrossi) January 9, 2022
Paul also linked to his original thread, which now shows most of the videos disabled by Twitter.
In this 🧵, I will be posting a clip a day from @NAISnetwork's 2021 People of Color Conference. This virtual gathering consisted of >100 teacher support & training presentations and seminars, almost all of them grounded in the divisive cult ideologies "antiracism" and CRT. /0
— Paul Rossi (@pauldrossi) January 6, 2022
Many of the tweets were archived, so screenshots pre-takedown were saved though the videos don’t play as of this writing, including:
Rossi has mirrored the videos at GETTR.
Here is the text of one of the takedown notices:
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pauldrossi/status/ 1479905013908578308 – This slide entitled “Burn Shit Down” from “Traversing the Long and Thorny Road Toward Equity in Our Schools”, may be intended as a metaphorical call to action, but nonetheless illustrates a casual attitude towards destruction as a means to create a just new future. 6/ https://t.co/mgVWCNU8h4
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> National Association of Independent Schools
> Myra McGovern
> National Association of Independent Schools
> Vice President of Media
> 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 800
> [REDACTED BY LI]
Where is this infringement happening?
Description of original request:
> The clip is taken from a recorded presentation that is accessible only to people who registered for NAIS’s People of Color Conference.
Links to original work:
Please provide URL(s) to the infringing material (e.g., Tweet URL, Periscope broadcast URL, Fleet ID, etc.):
> Video/Audiovisual Recording
Description of infringement:
> NAIS broadcast this presentation for registered attendees of a conference between November 30 and December 30, 2021. @pauldrossi has violated our intellectual property rights (including our copyright) by posting portions of our presentation without our consent on Twitter. It is our understanding that he intends to post additional copyrighted material in the coming days. We ask that this post be removed, due to this infringement, and the Twitter user @pauldrossi be restrained from posting additional copyrighted material without permission.
> I understand that under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), I may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, if I knowingly materially misrepresent that reported material or activity is infringing.
Good Faith Belief:
> I have good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
Authority to Act:
> The information in this notification is accurate, and I state under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
> Myra McGovern
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