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Bills Christian Bullshit Civic Engagement Creeping Fascism Education Legislature Nebraska Politics

Local hate group Protect Nebraska Children is continuing their attack on public schools

This article comes with a time-sensitive call to action – please read!

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Civic Engagement Creep of Fascism Education

Call your State Board of Education rep to oppose Rule 10 changes

Information provided by the NSLA. As part of the effort toward school privatization, Kirk Penner is trying to eliminate the minimum requirements for school library collections and staff. Public schools provide us with a literate citizenry and it’s been a hard-fought battle to have certified librarians and adequate resources in schools in the first place. […]

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Christian Bullshit Creeping Fascism Education NEGOP

Terri Cunningham Swanson Recall – the latest. Also! Introducing our favorite new guerilla journalists in Nebraska

Say hello to the Nebraska Meadowlark

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Creeping Fascism Elections Fuck Pete Ricketts

Who is Buying Nebraska’s Elections?

Election spending in Nebraska initially made waves during the primaries, when Pete Ricketts decided he really didn’t want bull-spunk connoisseur Charles Herbster as the next governor (and I can’t blame him), and spent an eye-watering $1.375 million to get Pillen the nomination.  He didn’t send that money to Jim himself though – only $100,000 was […]

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Education Elections LGBTQA+

Protect Nebraska Children will Hold Christofascist Event in Omaha Next Week

A group of Nebraska rightwing Christian fundamentalists who oppose human rights is barreling toward the November Board of Education elections funded by mystery money and fueled by anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theories. The extremists last held a prominent event in Nebraska about a month ago, and are now planning a “God’s Country Rally” and fundraiser for Marni […]

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Education LGBTQA+ NEGOP

The Queerness of Gen Z is Being Used to Promote School Privatization

The queerness of Gen Z is being used as a wedge issue to promote school privatization. Nebraska is one of only five states to resist charter schools and is consistently one of the highest ranked states for public education. But homophobia and transphobia run rampant here, and the effort to use prejudice to attack public […]

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Catholic Bullshit Creep of Fascism Education LGBTQA+

Pius X is Indoctrinating Their Students With Anti-Trans Homework

Why is Pius assigning homework penned by the leader of a known hate group, and pushed by an anti-queer college organization founded by an antisemite?

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Creeping Fascism Education LGBTQA+

Call to Action: Stop the Real “Mind Polluters”

It should come as no surprise to regular readers, or hell, anyone who hasn’t had their head stuck in the sand for the last two years that a bunch of really terrible people are trying to take over our public schools. We have reported on the extremist, Kirk Penner, that was recently appointed to the […]

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Creeping Fascism Education Fuck Pete Ricketts

Governor Ricketts just appointed an extremist conspiracy theorist to the State Board of Ed

Ricketts announced that he’s appointing conspiracy-theory loving anti-vaxxer (and anti- everything, really) Kirk Penner of Aurora to the State Board of Education vacancy for district 5. Some of Penner’s not yet deleted tweets are below. This is the kind of person who is going to be making decisions about the education of kids in this […]

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