Coach fired for objecting to critical race theory curriculum sues school district

The infiltration of critical race theory into public school curricula across the country is happening at an alarming pace, and while those who oppose this type of indoctrination often face appalling acts of retribution, at least one such individual is fighting back in the courts.

Former Dedham, Massachusetts high school football coach David Flynn was fired from his position earlier this year for objecting to the history curriculum being taught to his daughters within the same school district, but with the help of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, he has filed a federal lawsuit against those responsible.

As the Federalist reported in early March, Flynn, who served as the leader of Dedham High School’s football team for close to a decade, was removed from his position at the start of the year after having voiced concerns over the inclusion of critical race theory components in his middle school daughter’s history and geography curriculum.

Flynn expressed disagreement with certain aspects of the lessons, which covered matters such as race, stereotypes, gender equality, and diversity, and which also featured the Black Lives Matter logo in class materials. He and his wife initially complained to their daughter’s teacher and principal that the curriculum for the course had been changed without parental notification or an opportunity for advance parental review, according to the complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court.

Eventually, the Flynns raised their concerns with Dedham Superintendent Michael Welch as well as three members of the Dedham School Committee, but to no avail. Ultimately, the couple made the decision to take their children out of the district, Judicial Watch noted in a statement.

In January of this year, Flynn was asked to attend a meeting with Welch, the high school’s principal, and its athletic director, and that is when he was told that district officials “were going in a different direction” with the football program, and soon after, a public statement was issued explaining that Flynn had been removed from his coaching position because he “expressed significant philosophical differences with the direction, goals, and values of the school district.”

Regarding the treatment received by the coach, president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, lamented that “cancel culture has come to high school football,” adding:

Coach Flynn was fired for exercising his constitutional rights to object as a citizen and father to an extremist and racially inflammatory school curriculum in his child’s history class.

Boston ABC affiliate WCVB reported that Flynn received an outpouring of support from members of the community following the announcement of his dismissal in January, with students, athletes, and parents rallying outside the school to show their support, with one former player saying:

Everyone loves coach, he gets kids to play football. Coach Flynn is an awesome guy and we’re all devastated that they fired him. Coach Flynn and Dedham football, its like broccoli and cheese sauce, can’t have one without the other.

Parents with children in public schools these days know all too well the intimidation tactics and social pressure used to compel silent acceptance of critical race theory in the classroom, but the tide will only begin to turn if more concerned citizens like Coach Flynn have the courage to stand up and vocally reject this incendiary brand of teaching.

41 Responses

  1. FIRED ALL THE MENBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND OTHER TEACHERS WHO TRIED TO DESTROY THE ORIGINAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. NO WONDER WHY
    TOO MANY STUDENT CANNOT COMPETE WITH OTHER INDUSTRIAL COUNTRY. BECAUSE TOO MANY TEACHERS ARE DUMP AND STUPID. THEY WOULD
    RATHER TEACH THE STUDENT OWN CROOKED THINKING . PARENT SHOULD DEMAND AS A TAX PAYER TO FIRED ALL OF THEM . AND SOME TEACHER
    WHO ARE OPPOSED TO THE SYSTEM SHOULD STAND UP FIGHT FOR IT AND NOT BE AFRAID.

    1. I think the liberals do this to fan the flame of racism and to make white kids rue being white and making them feel ashamed and make them feel as if they are the ones to blame. These so called education institutions should actually teach the whole truth about slavery. Blacks were not the only slaves, there were Irish slaves, Chinese slaves, native American slaves also. Children should be taught that the slaves who were brought to this country were first captured by fellow countrymen in Africa then they were sold to slave traders. One of the first people to own slaves in this country was a black man, but none of that is taught in the liberal indoctrination centers known as public schools and universities.

      1. The Dems. really have gone to hell. They have caused more crap, not helping anyone or anything. Just seems everyday it’s some new crap.

    2. ALL OF YOU – GET ONE THING STRAIGHT…IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS – GET OFF YOUR SEAT AND RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD…THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL ABSOLUTELY CHANGE THINGS…No one will change the mind of a board that is full of liberals who want to destroy the US…and in their hearts – they DO…or they would NOT be up to these shenanigans…

  2. This whole ting is sick hope he wins his case, I thought. that schools were suppose to teach courses that will help the students succeed in life, some other garbage doesn’t make much sense

      1. Totally agree!! Fire the whole school board and all the other idiots who want to destroy our country!!! Hope he wins millions in damages !!!

  3. When they start doing things behind closed doors without public input, it is time to prepare for a fight for what we believe in. Critical race theory is wrong as wrong can be. It is indoctrination at its worst.

  4. Now there is a man with morals and courage and one that is concerned for his children and is doing something about it.

  5. It is a shame ,all people involved couldn’t be drafted and go through basic training with the Marines at Camp La June !!! They could have learned that All are Created Equal !

    1. If you are a Marine, Semper Fi. I went through San Diego. What you stated is/was very true, however, the military is now becoming more and more political. It’s a far cry from when I served during Vietnam.

  6. I am grateful that Coach Flynn has the courage to speak out for the truth of what the curriculum teaches. The government needs to get out of education and let the local districts administrators and board members along with input from teaching staff decide the curriculum with parent input. This works. Too many in the government are only interested in making a name for themselves.

  7. Once again, “It is better to remain silent and let ALL think you are IGNORANT, than to open your mouth and remove ALL doubt “.
    The administration and higher education leaders need to heed this statement.

  8. I hope more people with children in schools being taught voice their opinion before it it to late. I know if I had a kid in school and they were being taught this crap instead of American history etc. I would be so up set the kid would not longer go to school there! Sometimes it is better to home school kids ( in a group ) i possible! Hope the Coach wins this one than maybe others will do the same!

  9. This is against the law and needs to be stopped. This critical Race Theory is a form of Marxist Communism and that is where it comes from. This is being used to indoctrinate our children into Communism. The only way to stop this is to remove the people doing it. The School Board, Teachers, Principals everyone involved. No matter how much you argue or complain they are still going to teach it with or without your permission. This includes the Politicians who support this. This type of change in Education curriculum should not happen without the permission of the parents. The people doing this must be removed if you are going to stop this from being taught to your children.

  10. The majority of school board members in this country are absolutely bonkers. Close the svhool boards. They are worthless and useless.

  11. God bless the coach for standing tall. Years ago I read a book titled The Rockefeller File authored by Gary Allen. Every American needs to read it, all about the one world government and the Establishment Insiders. What a shock, dates have changed however what we are seeing in our country today appears similar. As Americans we need to be more like the coach, and sooner than later.

  12. So relieved to hear that a voice has been heard in defense of the garbage the schools are teaching. Thank heavens for Judicial Watch. I do support them as they are acting to support the constitution, which is more than some of our elected officials are doing. Sandra from AZ.

  13. Start with defunding the NEA. That group is a taxpayer sucking bottomless pit that produces nothing but school boards such as this one.

  14. ABOLISH ALL TEACHERS UNIONS. THIS TAKES THE DEMONAZI’S POWER AWAY. MAKE COMMON SENSE RULES, NOT DEMONAZI CRAP LIKE BLM AND ANTIFA! BOTH ARE CRIMINAL GROUPS PROTECTED BY THE DENORAT LEADRESHIP STARTING WITH OLE SENILE JOE!

  15. “”Olympic”” and other sports do not wear masks..Football players, basketball players, tennis players don’t wear masks… Someone has made a mistake to make high school outside track players….

  16. “”Olympic”” & Sport teams do not wear masks..Football players, Basketball players, Baseball players, Tennis players.. Someone at the School made a terrible mistake for even getting involved with Sports…..

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