As Twitchy reported, earlier this month, the National School Boards Association asked the Biden administration to get the federal government involved, citing threats against teachers, administrators, and school board members, saying that some parents could be guilty of domestic terrorism and asking that things like the PATRIOT Act be used to stop them. The administration listened, and within days, Attorney General Merrick Garland sent a memo to the FBI directing it to coordinate with local law enforcement.
AFT president Randi Weingarten claimed in a tweet that right-wing politicians who criticized the memo were defending violence against teachers and school board members, and Judd Legum has said that parents’ “sudden interest in school boards” is just an astroturf effort “orchestrated by seasoned right-wing political operatives.”
Corey A. DeAngelis of School Choice Now recently posted a list of state school boards that have distanced themselves from the NSBA since its “domestic terrorism” letter:
17 state school boards associations have now distanced themselves from the National School Boards Association:
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) October 16, 2021
Martín Quezada, an Arizona state senator and school board member, sent out a rallying cry to progressive school board members, telling them to stand strong against the radical right wing, which ain’t hesitating to do the opposite of protecting educators. Note that he addresses only progressive school board members.
Progressive School Board Members, we need to stop being afraid to take stands that protect our schools, educators, students and communities. The radical right wing sure as hell ain't hesitating to do the opposite 👇🏼. I support the @NSBAPublicEd and the @AzSBA's membership. https://t.co/d2VSsNplPx
— Sen. Martín Quezada (@SenQuezada29) October 16, 2021
“Everything I don’t agree with is the radical right”
— Arizona Libertarian Party (@Arizona_LP) October 18, 2021
— Jay (@OneFineJay) October 17, 2021
Martin sucking up to those school boards like… pic.twitter.com/uEdUjFNS8i
— Vamos Mets (@VamosMets) October 17, 2021
Selling your soul for those sweet donations.
— Jason Hamby (@IPAzRGR8) October 17, 2021
You mean like continuing to cover up rapes and assaults that occur in your school buildings?
— Insolent (Cheering Brandon on) Puppy (@Insolent_Puppy) October 16, 2021
"Everyone should have the ability to rape girls!"
-Progressive Loudon County School Board
— MauertheBulldog (@BullyMaus) October 16, 2021
“Right-wing radical” apparently now means believing in:
1) Equal protection under the law
2) Fighting discrimination thru non-discrimination
3) The sanctity & legal primacy of the family unit & parental responsibility of their children
4) Free speech
Sounds like liberalism 🤷
— Suzy Q (@suzylebo) October 16, 2021
Imagine thinking it’s just the “radical right wing” parents who do not want their children indoctrinated with curriculums saturated in CRT, gender theory, and queer theory. Surely that can only be the Russian-sponsored Nazis, amarite?
— Derek E. Brown (@Derek_esq) October 16, 2021
Radical right wing 🤦🏻♂️🤡 Marty desperately pandering. Make sure you get in those buzz words/phrases. You must be one of those who believes govt is better for kids than parents.
— William Remo (@WilliamRemo24) October 16, 2021
If “radical right” to you means that as a parent, I know best & the values that I instill in my children shouldn’t be trampled or canceled by the likes of you, a politician, who has nothing to do with the upbringing of my kids, then sign me up. We are not afraid to take a stand.
— ✨Claudia & Foxhound Fred✨ (@Sup3rg1rl76) October 17, 2021
Students not first…..of course. At least just you come out and say it.
— William Remo (@WilliamRemo24) October 16, 2021
Maybe calling parents terrorist was a bad thing.😡
— Cynthia Campbell (@madncyn) October 17, 2021
You need to go to time out! Spoken from a MOTHER!
— SLS (@stacieshaw77) October 17, 2021
Parents are part of the community and they want a say in their children’s schooling. You consider that an attack and did not include parents in the groups that need protecting. You are the problem.
— Assi Sousana (@AssiSousana) October 17, 2021
Then you are the problem. Parents no longer trust you with their kids due to the warped and divisive agenda you are pushing
— StastiesNow (@NowStasties_) October 17, 2021
— Nunya Bid-Ness 🤫 (@AlohaORPrincess) October 17, 2021
The schools are broken. The past 18 months have revealed that.
— Mark (@Markboldy) October 17, 2021
🤡 There is no room for activism in schools that can’t teach math.
— devoncarson (@devoncarson) October 16, 2021
Here for the ratio.
— Dan (@D01990) October 17, 2021
Speaks volumes that students weren’t the first thing you were concerned with. More so that you place buildings and public servants over the public.
— The Transfer Portal (@OutOfKenTroll) October 16, 2021
Weird that you wouldn’t put students at the top of your priorities….
— CraigMartin (@CraigMa08781754) October 17, 2021
Whay aren't students the only thing on the list to protect, never mind being listed third?
— Howard Wall 💰📈📝 (@HJWallEcon) October 16, 2021
I notice you put protecting students third, after schools and "educators."
— 𝔇𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥'𝔰 𝔊𝔲𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔞 𝔓𝔦𝔤 4.0🇺🇲 (@DeathsGuineaPig) October 17, 2021
Is this a prank?
Protect them from what?
— Galadriel (@Galadri36842735) October 17, 2021
You don’t protect schools. You protect the union. WE protect the kids
— Dagny-Reagan-Taggert (@Dagny_R_Taggert) October 16, 2021
You will lose this battle. Thank goodness.
— Katiedid shedid shedidnt (@KShedidnt) October 17, 2021
If politicians paid attention, they’d know it’s not just “radical right-wing” parents who have taken an interest in what schools are adding into their curricula.
Here we go: Loudoun County School Board member resigns following Luke Rosiak's explosive investigation into sexual assault coverup scandal https://t.co/6dYDvLe9VE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 15, 2021