R.I. mother nearly sued for seeking answers at daughter’s school
UPDATED 3:52 PM PT – Thursday, June 3, 2021
A mother in Rhode Island said she is fearful of retaliation after seeking information about critical race theory at her daughter’s school.
According to Nicole Solas, when she asked administrators at her daughter’s new school if they taught gender theory or critical race theory, she was denied a definitive answer. Critical race theory is reportedly being taught to children as early as kindergarten. Solas was also informed the school did not refer to students as boys and girls.
Solas tried to seek a copy of the school’s curriculum, but was met with many challenges. After submitting public access requests, she did not see any evidence of the curriculum. She stated that although she knew the subject matter was being taught, she didn’t understand why the school was attempting to hide it.
Attending this evening’s So. Kingstown School Committee meeting to support Nicole Solas. She was on Fox & Friends today talking about how she was trying to get information on a variety of issues, including “Critical Race Theory”, and tonight they’re deciding whether to sue her!
— Bob Lancia (@BobLancia) June 3, 2021
The school district held a meeting on Wednesday to decide whether to take legal action against Solas for filing the requests. “You told me to submit public record requests to answer my questions,” Solas explained. “I did what you told me and now you’re holding a public meeting to discuss suing me for doing what you told me to do.”
Solas argued that she is legally entitled to the information she requested and eventually, the district decided against filing the suit.