This week, the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) officially terminated its ties with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after the stunning results of an investigation were revealed: The Biden administration was found to have potentially colluded with the White House to label parents as “domestic terrorists,” primarily for voicing concern over school curriculums.
With TASB’s termination of its ties with the NSBA, Texas has now become the 23rd state whose school board association has ended its association with the national association. Texas’s reasoning mirrors the reasoning of multiple other states, chiefly that it deeply disagrees with the characterization of parents as “domestic terrorists.”
In response to the NSBA’s stunning assault on parents, TASB launched its own internal investigation into the national school board group, which revealed significant “operational deficiencies, alongside lack of internal controls and processes.”
In one particularly troubling circumstance, the NSBA apparently tried to pressure White House officials into deploying National Guard members at local school board meetings, ostensibly for protection purposes.
However, several perceived the letter revealing this collusion to be indicative of federal officials’ potential interest in aggressively pursuing parents who voice views that do not veer dramatically to the left.
These suspicions were further heightened when Attorney General Merrick Garland requested for the FBI to utilize “counterterrorism tools” in order to investigate the complaints of various outspoken parents.
According to TASB Executive Director Dan Troxell, the organization has “been intently waiting for the release of this independent investigation for nearly two months.”
TASB’s severance of ties with the national school board association also emerges as various conservative candidates have won sweeping victories across the state in different schoolboard elections, which is widely interpreted as a vehement fight back against the extremist ideology of critical race theory (CRT) suffusing the classroom.
The House Republican leadership also weighed in on the outcome of TASB’s investigation, noting that the report “[confirmed] that the Biden administration colluded with members of the NSBA to abuse the counterterrorism authorities of the federal government,” namely by “[investigating] America’s parents.”
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