Moms for Liberty of Tazewell County is dedicated to the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government.

In our prayers, we ask for our Lord's blessings.  We will be thrilled when His blessings eliminate the need for an organization to defend parental rights.

Until then, we will document the opportunities and concerns which are within the scope of the mission of Moms for Liberty of Tazewell County.

 

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Illinois Report Card

Accountable

All Districts

Ongoing

 Annually, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) publishes a report card for every public school district.  We believe that all of the schools in Tazewell County are underperforming.  Our issues: a) diplomas seldom indicate an ability to succeed as an adult; b) more focus on English, math and science is necessary and less of the distractions that consume the precious hours in school.

Academic Mission

  

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Book Banning

Overreach

All Libraries

Ongoing

 In 2023, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB2789, described by Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulius as the Book Banning act.  Any library receiving funds from the State of Illinois risks losing that funding by restricting access to materials that are not age appropriate for minors, including adult, sexually explicit content.

Age-Appropriate Materials

 

 

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Curriculum Selection & Approval

Awareness

All Districts

Ongoing

Get RealIn the short existence of the Moms for Liberty of Tazewell County, we've observed multiple school districts approving curriculum.  In each case, the books and media have been available for public review and, also in each case, not a single person from the public reviewed the texts.

Curriculum

 

 

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GoGuardian

Liberty

PCHS - D303

In Use

GoGuardian

 In a Bloomberg Businessweek article published in 2022, Pekin Community High School was spotlighted as a school using an artificial intelligence based spyware on devices used by their students.

GoGuardian

  

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Illinois Youth Survey

Overreach

17 Districts

In Use

Illinois Youth Survey

During the spring semester, students in 8th grade or in High School may be participating during a chosen spring class period in the "Illinois Youth Survey, the purpose of which is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success."

What could go wrong when the government collected over 100 answers from teenagers searching for undesireable circumstances and misbehaviors?

Illinois Yourt Survey

  

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Sex Ed - K-8

Accountable

All Districts

Victory, but may come again

GoGuardianIllinois' General Assembly passed SB818 on August 20, 2021. With that, Public Act 102-0522 directed public school districts to include Sex Education in grades K-8.  The act provided individual school districts to opt out.  Last reports were that 882 of 902 school districts opted out.  Since then, bills to eliminate the opt out provision have been introduced, but have failed to be voted upon.

Sex Education - K-8

 

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SBG - Standards/Skills Based Grading

Accountable

PCHS D303

Pilot program in process

Skills Based GradingFor several years, District 303 Pekin Community High School has been experimenting with Standards Based Grading (SBG), AKA Skills Based Grading.  The methodology aims to overcome what are perceived as inadequacies within the traditional A, B, C, etc. based on tests, quizzes, homework, and class participation.  The most visible aspect of SBG is grades ranging from 1 (poor) to 4 (best).

SBG - Skills-Based Grading

 

 

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Wellness Checks in Schools Act

Overreach

Optional for Districts

Passed in 2022, starts in Fall 2024

Wellness Checks in Schools ActIllinois' General Assembly passed HB4343 on April 9, 2022.  With that, Public Act 102-1037 dictates that each public school district provide mental health screenings beginning in the fall of 2024 to identify students in grades 7 through 12 who are at risk of mental health conditions, including depression or other mental health issues.

Mental Health Screenings

  

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Workplace Readiness Week

Liberty

9 Districts with high schools

Failed, for now

Workplace Readiness WeekIllinois' General Assembly moved HB4417 to the Rules Committee on January 16, 2024.  With that, the likelihood of this bill becoming law is practically nil.  The bill, if passed, would provide "that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall designate and
annually observe a week known as "Workplace Readiness Week"."

Workplace Readiness Week