The nation’s largest teachers’ union has instructed New Jersey teachers to log student and parent vaccination information in a Progressive Campaign app, according to a report.
Teachers are tempted with gift cards in exchange for logging details from conversations with students and parents in Reach, a campaign data app first developed for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to Fox News.
Teachers log conversations about vaccines with parents and students in the app, allowing organizers to book vaccination appointments later or submit pro-vaccine arguments to anyone who is hesitant.
“See the people you’ve talked to and mark how your conversation went!” said training material obtained by Fox News. “Then add them to your Reach Network and add their contact information so that you or Made to Save can follow them later and help them get vaccinated.”
According to Fox News, the American Federation of Teachers and a pro-vaccine nonprofit campaign, Made to Save, created the training with the NEA.
“It was a coercive attempt to coerce, manipulate, and even track down information about students and their parents,” Jennifer Mays, a drama teacher in Middletown, told Fox News. “Anyone involved in such deception has lost their morals and the purpose of education along the way.”
The for-profit tech company provides ground-game data services to dozens of left-wing campaigns and organizations across the country.
New Jersey State Sen. Holly Skepisi told Fox News that, while she supports vaccination, it was unethical for teachers to use a political propaganda tool to influence “personal medical decisions.”
“Putting our teachers in the shaky position of using their ‘trust and influence’ on children and their parents, persuading them to make individualized medical decisions, and then giving teachers the names of these children through gift cards.” Encouraging parents to input addresses and vaccination status into a searchable political progressive database […] There is an unintentional breach of privacy and morality, this is political propaganda using children’s data and this is the extent of the perpetrator,” she said.
A representative of the non-profit pro-immunization campaign Made to Save told Fox News that “data collected during our use of the Reach app will only be used for outreach efforts to interact with individuals about COVID-19 vaccines.” Will go.”