Tiffany is joined this week by Kimberly Hermann, fellow Mom and General Counsel for Southeastern Legal Foundation. Kim shares that the law can be a powerful weapon, offering hope for a lasting victory. Before you can successfully reclaim your child’s school, you need to first understand your rights as a parent and your child’s rights as a student. SLF has created a parents guide to equip you with the legal tools you need to stand up for your child in this fight for freedom. You can find it here: https://www.slfliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2022/05/SLFParentGuidebook.pdf
Tiffany is joined this week by Justin Spiro, @jusrangers, a social worker in NYC public schools who has been an outspoken advocate for in-person learning and unmasking of children. We chat about the ever eroding boundaries between home and school, parent and teacher.
Also this week on the Joyful Warrior podcast we get an update from Amber and Amanda, Chair & Vice Chair of our Kenosha County Wisconsin chapter of Moms for Liberty about their recent wins in elections, School Board and County Supervisor!
This week Tiffany gives a brief intro into what parents need to know about Title IX, including an Op-Ed by former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. We then get to hear from Shannon Grady, Mom and Chapter Chair from Chester County Pennsylvania. Shannon shares with us how she and her fellow parents found a law in PA that allowed them to petition for the removal of their 5 school board members. Shannon also shares her take on the Title IX proposed changes from her perspective as a sports physiologist and professional athlete.
Join Tiffany this week as she talks with author Luke Rosiak about his new book “Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education”. Luke is an investigative reporter for The Daily Wire who broke the Loudoun County school bathroom rape story. As a fellow with Peter Schweizer's Government Accountability Institute, he spent two years researching and writing this book to help uncover the many problems in K-12 schools.
Chat with Pat is back this week and Pat and I chat about “mission creep”. We discuss how important it is to stay focused on your mission if you want to ultimately achieve success, no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Parents are concerned, they are seeing schools encroaching on their parental rights and they fighting back across the country.
In true Joyful Warrior fashion, Tiffany highlights parents and leaders on this week's podcast. First up we talk with Andrew Gutmann and Paul Rossi, recent co-authors of an Op Ed in the WSJ titled “Inside the Woke Indoctrination Machine”. After watching hundreds of secret private school professional development trainings they share what they call the “Rosetta Stone” of diversity, equity and inclusion work happening in our country today. Tiffany highlights Dad and hopeful NC District 73 representative Brian Echevarria , who gave an impassioned speech at his community’s school board and Pat brought a guest to “Chat with Pat”, Kourtney O’Hara, Lexington County. You won’t believe the cross examination that Kourtney got when she spoke at her South Carolina State House Education Committee hearing in support of curriculum transparency.
Tiffany is joined this week by Robert Pondiscio, journalist, teacher and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Robert does his best to explain what being “a fellow” is all about as well as sharing a little about his experience as a classroom teacher and an education reform agent. The focus is on literacy and kids this week on the Joyful Warrior podcast, enjoy!
Tiffany is joined this week by Marilyn Muller, fellow Mom and relentless pro-bono advocate for children and literacy. Marilyn shares details of her experience as the parent of a child with dyslexia failed by the public education system. We discuss the current literacy crisis in America and what you can do as a parent to ensure your child is getting what they need in school. Chat with Pat dives into the area of IEP’s with helpful hints from a fellow Mama Bear on how best to advocate for your special needs child.