These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Parents Defending Education as right-biased based on editorial and advocacy positions that favor a conservative perspective regarding education. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources who frequently fail fact checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The website “Parents Defending Education” aims to foster an educational environment where American founding principles are appreciated, family values are preserved, and objective thinking is encouraged. The organization emphasizes the role of parents as the primary custodians and authorities of their children.
Funded by / Ownership
Parents Defending Education is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The current President is Nicole Neily; however, the website lacks transparency as they do not list who funds them without an email request to view their 990 forms. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The website features an “Indoctrination Map” that lists perceived indoctrination incidents at schools around the country. When you click on the map, you are brought to a news story that describes the incident, such as this Pitt County Schools classroom lesson describes Democrats as “blue collar” and “secular” and Republicans as “white collar” and “religious.” This story is sourced from a political lesson quiz, presumably from the school.
Under the investigations section, they provide stories such as this List of School District Transgender – Gender Nonconforming Student Policies and ‘Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action’ lesson plans feature Drag Queen Story Hour for elementary students and a “privileged or oppressed?” worksheet for middle schoolers. This last story is reasonably sourced from the advocacy group Black Lives Matter at School.
Editorially, most information favors a conservative perspective through opposition to the teaching of Critical Race Theory, Black Lives Matter, and general anti-racist teachings that they view as indoctrination. Further, news stories often portray Republicans/Conservatives as victims through indoctrination like this Buffalo Public Schools uses 1619 Project as part of the curriculum; teaches students that Republicans used voter ID requirements to target black voters. Finally, Parents Defending Education relies on a variety of sources; however, many are on our Questionable list, such as Townhall, The Blaze, and The Western Journal.
Failed Fact Checks
- A third party has not fact-checked them.
Overall, we rate Parents Defending Education as right-biased based on editorial and advocacy positions that favor a conservative perspective regarding education. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources who frequently fail fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 10/26/2023)
Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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