Spy Games at NJ Schools?

Legislature taking another shot at using school kids to spy on their families

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com


School LunchesThe 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 voting yes.

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.

The outcry at the time prompted Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini to withdraw as a sponsor of the bill and the bill’s eventual failure to get out of committee in the Assembly.

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:

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Art Gallagher
Art Gallagher
Art Gallagher is a Highlands businessman, former President at Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the force behind the very popular Central Jersey political blog MoreMonmouthMusings.com.