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Lawmaker Calls for Ban on Partisan Ideology in Classrooms
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Mar 15, 2019 11:03 PM 1+ week ago

A Maine Republican sponsored legislation that would forbid teachers from endorsing political candidates and from using their classrooms as bully pulpits for ideological advocacy.

State Rep. Lawrence Lockman, co-founder and president of the conservative Maine First Project, introduced a bill that directed the state board of education to draft a Code of Ethics for K-12 teachers, based on model legislation from the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Though the bill ultimately died, Lockman said the debate it stirred helped him call out not only the actual left-wing indoctrination occurring in classrooms, but also the willingness of establishment Republicans to go along with it for political purposes.

"Many of the complaints I've heard from parents here in Maine were prompted by the so-called `student walkout' last year after the shootings in Parkland, Florida," Lockman told Breitbart News. "Those demonstrations were overtly partisan and political, urging passage of more restrictive firearms legislation, and targeting any legislator endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Many ...

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