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Nicole Solas Tag

This morning at 10:30 a.m. is the hearing in Rhode Island Superior Court before Associate Justice Linda Rekas Sloan on the motion of the National Education Association Rhode Island and NEA-South Kingstown (RI) for a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting the South Kingstown School District and School Committee from releasing records requested by local mom Nicole Solas and her husband Adam Hartman. NEA objects, among other things, to records being released that would reveal which teachers are teaching Critical Race Theory and interactions with the union regarding CRT.

Nicole Solas is the South Kingstown, Rhode Island, mother who gained national attention when she told her story at Legal Insurrection regarding her stymied efforts to obtain school records regarding teaching of Critical Race and Gender theory, I’m A Mom Seeking Records Of Critical Race and Gender Curriculum, Now The School Committee May Sue To Stop Me.

For the past several weeks, mainstream media and K-12 school and teachers union officials have been in a frenzy asserting that Critical Race Theory (CRT) does not really exist outside of legal and higher ed academia, that CRT is not taught in K-12, that parents protesting against CRT are billionaire-backed astroturf, and that opponents can't even define what CRT is.

South Kingstown (RI) School Committee Chair Emily Cummiskey resigns. Solas: "I am still owed a public apology and retraction but Cummiskey's resignation sends a new message: parents will prevail. Retaliation against parents seeking information about their child's education will backfire...

I recently posted about a behind-the-scenes effort by the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association (RISSA), together with unions and friendly legislators, to curtail public rights under the RI Access to Public Records Act (APRA), in reaction to voluminous public records requests filed by South Kingstown mom Nicole Solas seeking information about Critical Race and Gender teaching in school.

The South Kingstown, Rhode Island, School Committee triggered a national controversy when it threatened to sue local mother Nicole Solas, who has a child enrolled in kindergarten for the fall, alleging Solas was serving too many public information requests regarding Critical Race and Gender efforts in the schools.
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