Texas school board association cuts ties with nation body over letter to the president

Parents are increasingly voicing concern to their school board about how issues of race and sexuality have been handled in the classroom, a fact some officials aren’t happy about.

The New York Post reported this month that the National School Boards Association (NSBA) considered asking the Biden administration to deploy troops in response. That’s led school boards in one state to push back hard. 

The draft letter called on the president to deploy military forces

The Post cited an internal NSBA review carried out by the Milwaukee-based law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. It noted that a request for Army National Guard and military police was included in the original draft of a letter sent to President Joe Biden last fall.

Drafted by NSBA lobbying chief Deborah Rigsby, it explicitly called  for boots on the ground to confront dissatisfied parents.

“[W]e ask that the Army National Guard and its Military Police be deployed to certain school districts and related events where students and school personnel have been subjected to acts and threats of violence,” the draft read.

According to The Federalist, this revelation didn’t go over well with members of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).

Texas school board association cut ties with NSBA

Federalist contributor Chuck Devore noted that within days of the report, the TASB voted to cut ties with the NSBA, becoming the 23rd state school board association to do so.

Christopher Zook serves as president of Texans for Educational Freedom, a political action committee that exists to support conservative candidates in school board races.

He explained in an interview that the fact NSBA would even consider a request for military involvement says a lot about the outfit.

“When a national organization like NSBA labeled parents as domestic terrorists, they revealed their true intent. NSBA took the first shot, and parents responded,” Devore quoted Zook as saying.

“The biggest mistake any person can make is to get between a momma (and poppa) and her cubs, and that is exactly what NSBA did,” he continued.

“These recent school board elections continue to show that parents will not stand for radical indoctrination in our classrooms.”

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