Losing Influence: The Texas School Board Association Ditches the National School Board Association

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You could say that Texans don’t take kindly to the federal government going after concerned parents who are just trying to defend the mental health and education of their children, but in truth, 20 other states feel the same. Texas is just the latest to make it clear that radical leftist educators don’t speak for them.

According to Fox News, the Texas School Board Association announced on Monday that it was breaking from the National School Boards Association during a special board meeting:

The decision was made on Friday by the group’s board of directors following the release of an independent investigation in which they “found operational deficiencies and lack of internal controls and processes within NSBA,” according to the TSBA’s news release.

The TSBA said the NSBA’s independent investigation disclosed new details about the development of the Sept. 29, 2021 letter which compared parents to domestic terrorists for protesting at school board meetings.

Fox News reported that one of the reasons behind the TSBA’s departure was that the NSBA didn’t seem to have any accountability. An internal investigation of the NSBA found that the letter that requested the DOJ investigate these “domestic terrorist” parents wasn’t reviewed or approved by anyone in the NSBA or its member boards, and the blame was solely placed on interim CEO and executive director Chip Slaven.

It’s unclear how believable this claim by the investigation is given the fact that it was discovered that there were previous drafts of the letter to the White House, one of which went so far as to request Biden to send military police and the national guard to school board meetings in order to be used against parents. So, at some point, this letter had to have been reviewed and revised by various individuals.

(READ: National School Board Association Draft Letter Asked Biden for Military to Get Involved Against Parents)

Despite that never making it into the final draft, the fact that someone within the NSBA felt that was a viable option says enough about the organization to distance oneself from it.

As Fox News reported, for the TSBA, the investigation revealed that separation from the NSBA was necessary:

TSBA Executive Director Dan Troxell said, “We have been intently waiting for the release of this independent investigation for nearly two months. With this report now available, it’s clear that NSBA’s internal processes and controls do not meet the good governance practices that TSBA expects and requires in a member organization.”

While Texas is the 20th state to withdraw completely from the NSBA, it’s one of 29 that distanced itself from the infamous letter reports Fox News:

According to Parents Defending Education, 29 states have distanced themselves from the NSBA’s letter. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The firestorm against school boards around the country kicked off when Loudoun County, Virginia, became ground zero after its school board attempted to push radical leftism on the children in its schools while it was covering up the rape of a girl by a transgender student. The father that had shown up to the school board meeting over it was arrested when he demanded answers.

This moment kicked off a firestorm that caused parents to investigate their own public schools. What many found were horrifying and, naturally, the parents began taking action. The radical leftists that controlled these school boards attempted to silence parents, including the NSBA’s attempt at using the DOJ to investigate (intimidate) parents into silence.

It only made parents angrier and soon school board members were being taken to court or being voted out and replaced by parents. This is exactly what happened in Texas in early May. The parental revolt against the leftism that has taken over the schools has been massively effective, and it proves that when parents mobilize they become the most influential force in politics.

(READ: Democrats Created a Political Party Far More Dangerous Than the Republicans)