- Maud Maron wrote an article for Bari Weiss’ substack page Common Sense
- The mother-of-four and ‘lifelong liberal’ said she is increasingly concerned with what is happening in NYC public schools
- She is was also one of the many parents who were appalled by the DoJ’s announcement last week that the FBI will go after parents
- AG Merrick Garland said parents who ‘threaten’ teachers will face investigation and prosecution
- Maron says it’s clear the government is on the side of teachers and school boards and not parents
- Earlier this year, she was fired from her job as a public defender and she believes it’s because she is white
A former New York City public defender has slammed the city’s school system for imposing CRT on kids and the FBI’s attack on parents who disagree with it, writing on Bari Weiss’ substack channel Common Sense that they are parents ‘not domestic terrorists.’
Maud Maron is a former public defender who claims to have been wrongfully dismissed earlier this year because she is white. She sued the Legal Aid Society at the time for wrongful dismissal.
The mother-of-four is now taking on the NYC school system. She says she is becoming increasingly concerned about how critical race theory is imposed on young kids.
Maron, who is also running for city council, also slammed the Department of Justice and FBI for treating concerned parents like her as if they were ‘domestic terrorists’ by threatening to prosecute them if they are perceived to be violently threatening towards teachers.
Maud Maron is a former public defender, mother-of-four and ‘lifelong liberal’ who says she is increasingly concerned with how NYC public schools are forcing CRT on kids
Maron with her husband and four children. She says she has watched teachers force CRT on her kids over Zoom in the last 18 months. ‘Why should our children — in class, in front of their peers — be required to discuss their sexual orientation? Give their pronouns? Renounce their “privilege”? she wrote
‘I am a mother of four, a criminal defense attorney and a lifelong liberal who is deeply concerned about the direction of New York City’s public schools. I’ve been outspoken about my views, along with an untold number of frustrated parents.
‘For that, the FBI is considering using the PATRIOT Act against me,’ Maron wrote.
She was among millions of parents who the FBI is warning it will target if they become aggressive against school staff who they disagree with.
Attorney General Merrick Garland gave the warning in a memo last week in response to a letter that the National School Board Association wrote to Joe Biden the previous week, asking for his help.
Maron said she read the school boards’ letter with ‘grave concern’, ‘as would any American who cares about our public schools and the safety of teachers and students.’
She was aghast when she realized the threat they were talking about was her.
Other parents say they are sick of watching teachers force CRT on their kids without them being able to intervene for fear of being branded domestic terrorists by the FBI
‘What was the nature of this threat? And would my own children be at risk?
‘As it turns out, the threat is me. The threat is parents showing up to dress down school boards over their dereliction of duty. That is what the NSBA considers a crime.’
‘I urge you to read the letter in full You will see that it contains 24 footnotes. The worst of the so-called crimes include prank calls; a single individual in Ohio yelling a “Nazi salute in protest of masking requirements”; another individual in Washington State whose disorderly conduct prompted the board to call a recess; “spreading misinformation” online, and disorderly conduct arrests. In New York, where I live, disorderly conduct is not even a criminal offense.’
She said she was treated worse by the woke mob when it chased her out of her role as a public defender in the city, and as a member of Manhattan’s largest school board.
‘From 2017 until June of this year, I was elected to two consecutive terms on Manhattan’s largest school board in what is our nation’s largest school system. I chaired many school board meetings attended by hundreds of parents often voicing contentious opinions around the highly charged topics of admissions and curriculum. Ultimately, I became the board chair.
‘As a school board chair, I was harassed, bullied, smeared and subjected to online campaigns demanding my resignation. Activists who disagreed with me regularly showed up at my school board meetings to give me a piece of their minds. When I decided to run for City Council in 2020 they continued their public attacks, accusing me of “harming” students because I would not agree with their policy proposals, including eliminating merit-based admissions, scrapping objective tests and dismantling gifted and talented programs. Some protesters even crashed an outdoor, pro-merit rally I organized with fellow parents.
‘It is not fun to listen to people call you names or falsely accuse you of racism. But when you are an elected board member you have an obligation to listen to everyone — everyone —at public meetings,’ she wrote.
‘You may disagree with parents like me who do not want our children indoctrinated with Critical Race Theory, masked during recess, or told that their biological sex is is not real. But in a free society, we don’t call the feds to police our fellow Americans because we don’t share their politics.’
AG Merrick Garland issued this memo last week warning parents that they will face prosecution for protesting against schools and teachers in a way the government deems to be threatening
Maron also slammed the NSBA for claiming in its letter to Biden that it doesn’t enforce CRT on kids.
She says it is clear that this is not the case, and that teachers take it even further than CRT text books – which she herself had to read when she was a law student.
‘I read the classic Critical Race Theory textbook in law school. I would much prefer to have my children read that impenetrable tome than be subjected to the ideological grooming that takes place in their classrooms — a phenomenon that I and parents across the country witnessed over Zoom this past year-and-a-half.
‘Why should our children — in class, in front of their peers — be required to discuss their sexual orientation? Give their pronouns? Renounce their “privilege”?
‘Plumbing children for this kind of personal information is grotesque and inappropriate, and it has everything to do with the worldview of Critical Race Theory.
‘Anyone who denies as much is lying,’ she wrote, adding: ‘That’s not domestic terrorism. It’s good parenting. It’s patriotism. And it’s a basic American right — one we all need to defend.’
Earlier this year, Maud sued Legal Aid Society for wrongful dismissal, claiming that she was forced from her job and ‘discriminated against on the basis of race’.
Legal Aid denied her claims as ‘frivolous’ at the time.