Michael Feola, associate professor of government & law, was quoted in a Sept. 19 USA Today article about ongoing education wars in the U.S., with particular attention to Moms for Liberty, a growing, national parental rights advocacy organization.

Michael Feola

Prof. Michael Feola

Feola noted in the article that Moms for Liberty has forged ties to high-level GOP politicians and managed to tap into conservative funding networks, establishing a visible platform to advance its interpretation of parental rights.

Schools are a “nearly perfect target for culture warriors as schools encapsulate the fears that drive conservative messaging: racial change, shifting gender/sexual norms, and cultural change,” he told the internationally distributed newspaper.

Read the full article.

The USA Today article follows a July 6 op-ed Feola wrote for the Guardian newspaper about the historical origins of Moms for Liberty.


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