The Assembly Education Committee approved A2421, a bill that would allow schools to survey students without the written consent of their parents. Surprisingly, there was Republican support for the bill with Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman David Wolfe voting yes. Only Assemblyman Scott Rumana voted no.
The bill now goes to the full Assembly. The Senate has already approved the bill. Click here to find your Assembly Members and express your opinion on this bill.
In June of 2011, thanks to Carolee Adams of The Eagle Forum, we were able to alert our readers of a bill in the state legislature that, if it becomes law would allow schools to survey children about the political, religious, sexual, medical and economic activities and beliefs of their families, without written parental consent.
That hasn’t stopped the sociological strip searchers from trying again and again. The legislation was reintroduced in the current legislature and passed the Senate last year. It is on the docket of the Assembly Education Committee this afternoon. Thanks for Adams for staying on top of this intrusive legislation and bring it to our attention again.
It is time to kill the bill, again.
Here’s a small sample of questions that schools would allowed to ask their students, without written parental consent, compiled from surveys already in use in other states, according to Adams:
Are you bisexual, homosexual, heterosexual, or not sure?
Have you had sex with males or females, or males and females?
Do you use contraception when you have sex?
How many people have you had sex with?
Did you drink or do drugs before having sex?
Have you seriously considered suicide?
Do you plan to attempt suicide?
How many times have you attempted suicide in the past?
And, incriminating questions such as these:
How many times have you stolen something from a store?
Have you damaged property just for fun?
Have you used heroin, opium, morphine, PCP, Angel Dust?
If you don’t want New Jersey’s schools to be allowed to conduct such surveys of their students, without written parental consent, NOW is the time to contact members of the Assembly Education Committee:
Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Chair (908) 757-1677
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Chair (609) 292-0500
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (973) 450-0484
Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce (973) 265-0057
Assemblywoman Mia Jasey (973) 762-1886
Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (201) 223-4247
Assemblyman Scott Rumana (973) 237-1362
Assemblyman Troy Singleton (856) 234-2790
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (201) 576-9199
Assemblyman David Wolfe (732) 840-9028
The Assembly Bill #is A2421. Tell the committee members not to approve A2421