Judicial Watch sued on behalf of high school football coach David Flynn, who was fired from his job for raising concerns about the Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory-focused curricula being taught in his daughter’s 7th-grade history class.
The National Pulse previously reported on the incident, noting that Flynn had served as a football coach for a decade and was “widely respected” by the community – Massachusetts’s Dedham Public School District – according to local news.
His termination was chalked up to “significant philosophical differences with the direction, goals, and values of the school district” in a Dedham Public Schools announcement in response to him challenging the left-wing curricula dominating his daughter’s classroom.
The case Flynn v. Forrest et. al. seeks damages against the superintendent, high school principal, and high school athletic director for retaliating against Flynn “for exercising his First Amendment rights.”
“Judicial Watch asks that the court to award damages to the Flynn and that a jury trial be held,” the organization adds.
Among the exercises taught in the public school classroom were worksheets encouraging students to provide examples of “stereotype,” “prejudice,” and “discrimination” with the teacher’s bitmoji featuring “Black Lives Matter” insignia.
Students were also told to analyze a cartoon depicting a white woman and black male interacting while contemplating “risk factors” and “mitigating factors.”