Parent groups have been springing up all over the country to fight CRT and its enablers. On October 1, right after the National School Boards Association letter went public, a coalition of 23 parent groups representing 427,000 members sent a message to the NSBA stating, “Your letter to President Biden is a thinly veiled threat, intended to intimidate into silence and submission the very constituents that your members ostensibly represent.”
Parents Defending Education, an activist parent group, opened an online portal on their website right after AG Merrick Garland’s directive was posted, and invited parents to send a message to the Justice Department. Within the first four hours, 1,508 parents sent emails.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 101 into law on October 8, requiring California high school students to take a one-semester ethnic studies class to graduate, starting in the 2029-2030 school year. But it will be up to each individual school district to determine content. With 1,037 districts in the state, school board meetings over the next few years will be battlegrounds. I’m sure the FBI and NSBA will be monitoring events, doing whatever they can to criminalize dissent, and portray concerned parents as terrorists in order to coerce the easily intimidated into compliance.
To be sure, some parents will be cowed, but many won’t be intimidated one bit. The sleeping giant has awakened. Battle lines have been drawn. The war is on. Welcome to America in 2021.