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Elimination of "safe schools czar" Kevin Jennings' office called for by commission on federal deficit!

Bipartisan group formed by Barack Obama to report to Congress

POSTED: November 11, 2010

Every now and then a government commission does something right!

The office of "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings in the US Dept of Education and all its federal programs should be eliminated, according to a draft report released yesterday by Barack Obama's National Commission on Responsibility and Reform.

The Commission is a bipartisan group of US Senators, Congressmen, and others created last February by a presidential executive order accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to address the federal budget deficits in this year and in years to come.

Kevin Jennings, Obama's so-called "safe schools czar," is a major homosexual activist who has devoted his career to pushing homosexuality in the nation's schools. He is the founder of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which promotes gay straight alliance clubs (GSAs) in schools across the country. As MassResistance has documented at length, Jennings has been tied to the infamous "Fistgate" scandal and many other horror stories involving homosexuality and kids.

Kevin Jennings

Jennings has also come under fire by members of Congress and in the national media for his infamous past regarding homosexuality and children. Last year 53 members of Congress signed a letter demanding Jennings' removal, and a resolution for his removal was introduced in Congress.

Since his appointment as "safe schools czar" Jennings has begun using his Office of Safe and Drug Fee Schools in the Dept. of Education as a front to use federal money to force the homosexual/transgender agenda even further into America's public schools.

The draft report says that eliminating Jennings' office, including its associated programs and grants, will save the taxpayers $1.8 billion by 2015. Currently, Jennings' office has been allocated $410 million in the federal 2011 budget.

Here's what the draft report, which refers to findings of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) states:

Eliminate the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools.
In the President's budget, funding for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools is more than double the allocation from 2008. This option eliminates the office, saving about $1.8 billion in 2015. While school safety should be protected, violence and drug abuse are problems that occur far less on school grounds than elsewhere. As CBO points out in the Budget Options Volume 2 report, children are more likely to be victims of violence away from school, and while drug use is more common than violence, it still occurs infrequently on school property. Further, the results hoped for in creation of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools have not been demonstrated.

The report's language above references Section 500-1 of the CBO's Budget Options Volume 2 report, titled "Eliminate Grants to the States for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities."  You can alse see entire Budget Options Volume 2 HERE.

What happens from here?

The report, which is officially a draft version, must be finalized by a vote of 14 of the 18 commission members and submitted by December 1, 2010. The report will presumably be used the White House and Congress over the coming year to determine cuts in the federal budget.

It's very likely that homosexual activists will try to lobby the Commission to get this taken out in these few weeks before the the draft is finalized. The commission members are listed HERE. We must let them know that parents across the country do not want the homosexual lobby to interfere with this. But also, since Jennings was personally appointed by Obama, who supports the homosexual agenda in schools, there could likely be resistance his people who want to keep this in.

Eliminating this office and removing Kevin Jennings from power is extremely important. As the new Congress takes office in January, we must continue to press as hard as we can across the country to stop this. Since Republicans will be in the House majority in the new session, they will control the Education subcommittee, so we'll have a greater chance of accomplishing this. If you have not signed our national petition to remove Kevin Jennings, please do so HERE.

This represtents a huge boost to the efforts to remove Jennings. But given the volatile political implications of this and the power of the homosexual lobby, it will not be easy. MassResistance plans to continue working with members of Congress over to coordinate our efforts. And we will continue to inform you and let you know what you can do.