A few months ago we brought you the story of Sal Piarulli who led the charge in Garwood to resist and fight back against the governor's plan to sexualize education. Surrounding the controversy, we launched the parental bill of rights, which was successful in motivating tens of thousands of parents to push back across the state.

Although tens of thousands of parents fought back and dozens of government entities and school boards refused to implement the new curriculum, the fight is far from over.

Sal is now under fire from the Board of Education, despite winning a decision in court that dismissed the Board's lawsuit against him. This is what happens when courageous parents stand up for the rights of kids.

When you challenge the "group think" of political recruiting and the weaponizing of our education system for political purposes. It's not just the sexualized curriculum, it's also the idea that kids are being taught to be "gender fluid" and question their biology without letting parents know.

Beyond the gender confusion and sex acts being taught in grade school, we now have a new law sadly supported by Republicans in the state Senate that allowed the same bureaucrats who pushed the sex agenda to decide what is real and fake news. It's so outrageous and misguided that the NJ law has garnered national attention.

Dr. Ben Carson joined the show to explain why the law is so bad.

If you want to support Sal's fight to stand up for kids and parents, please consider giving to his legal fight HERE and listen to our conversation here:

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School aid for all New Jersey districts for 2022-23

The state Department of Education announced district-level school aid figures for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, March 10, 2022. They're listed below, alphabetically by county. For additional details from the NJDOE, including specific categories of aid, click here.

New Jersey high school graduation rates

The lists below show 4-year graduation rates for New Jersey public schools for the 2020-21 school year. The statewide graduation rate fell slightly, from 91% in 2019-20 to 90.6%.

The lists, which are sorted by county and include a separate list for charter schools, also include a second graduation rate, which excludes students whose special education IEPs allow them to qualify for diplomas despite not meeting typical coursework and attendance requirements.

Columns with an asterisk or 'N' indicate there was no data or it was suppressed to protect student privacy.

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