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Pennridge School Board Wants to Hire Company with Ties to Hillsdale College to Help Write Curriculum

The last minute addition to tonight’s meeting agenda includes a potential contract with the right-wing Vermilion Education, a business with very little experience that was recently rejected by a school district in Florida.
In Sarasota County School District in Florida Moms for Liberty co-founder and board member Bridget Ziegler was behind trying to hire Vermillion Education. Their board voted to reject a proposed contract. Photo courtesy of @PaulinaTesterm1

Pennridge School Board added a consideration of a curriculum consulting contract to Wednesday’s meeting agenda a mere 24 hours before the meeting.

If adopted and executed, it will engage the services of Vermilion Education, a company incorporated just four months ago, according to Michigan State’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.

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Jordan Adams, who bills himself as Vermilion’s founder and a K-12 education advisor on his Twitter account, offers very little information of substance as to the capabilities and experience of the corporation on the Vermilion website.

READ: Pennridge Pulls Ahead In Bucks County Right-Wing School Boards’ Race To The Bottom With Hillsdale’s 1776 Curriculum

Additionally, Adams has direct ties to Hillsdale College and their 1776 Curriculum that critics and historians say promotes a whitewashed version of American history. The Hillsdale 1776 K-12 curriculum was developed, in part, at the behest of the Trump Administration and included input from Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA.

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Paulina Testerman of Sarasota, Florida and co-founder of Support Our Schools, was instrumental in thwarting the engagement of Vermilion at the Sarasota County Schools.

“There’s a reason why communities are standing against infiltration of extremism in our school boards. We are better than this,” she said.

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In an almost identical situation, the appearance of the Vermilion contract before the Sarasota School Board also appeared just 24 hours prior to a board meeting. However, the school board voted 3-2 to reject the contract. The contract proposal was introduced by Moms for Liberty co-founder and board member Bridget Ziegler. 

The Pennridge School Board meets at the high school Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and can be viewed online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFFJPwaJT0  

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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