Hogan, Joshua

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Pennridge School District
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Response Legend

  • SSupport
  • OOppose
  • UUndecided
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing state tax credits and education savings accounts to enable parents to choose what school their child attends. S
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* It is a sad state of affairs that such a question even needs to exist. We must protect women's and girls' spaces--it is a moral imperative.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O
6. Requiring signed permission (opt-in) from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity theory. S
7. Increasing transparency by requiring videos or documents shown to students [which are not part of pre-approved curriculum] be preserved for easy review by administrator and parents S
8. Providing curricula that advocates critical race theory and its emphasis on defining people as oppressors or oppressed based on group identity or privileges. O
9. Requiring teachers to use "she" to describe a biological male student who identifies as a female, even if the teacher offered a reasonable alternative. O
10. Specifying in school policy that materials containing visual depictions of people engaging in sex acts or explicit written descriptions of people engaging in sex acts is not age-appropriate for the school’s curriculum and libraries. S* I firmly believe that all materials used to educate children should pass a common-sense evaluation for age appropriateness. I also believe that all curriculum and resource materials such as library books should be curated with literary & educational value in mind. That being said, many of the books being challenged today are books which are, in my opinion, age appropriate and valuable. I do not agree with removing those materials from our educators’ toolbox simply because the content may be uncomfortable or unconventional. I support the recently revised Pennridge district policy (Policy 109: Resource Materials), which rightfully places transparency and parental involvement at the forefront of this issue.