Parents have every right to speak their minds at school board meetings. These are parents whose children are directly impacted by the decisions their board members make. When you hurt their children, they are going to speak up. If you are not listening to them, they are going to continue speaking up.
The attack on parents by the U.S. Attorney General is now backfiring. People are condemning the heavy hand of the Feds against moms and dads who want the best public schools for their children.
The Louisiana School Boards Association issued a response to the National School Boards Association and did not agree with their actions. Within their statement they say,
“The LSBA was not consulted about the content of the letter. The LSBA does not agree with NSBA’s action. Our concern is that NSBA’s request and description of events is not a universal occurrence at all school boards, it failed to align with the standards of good governance, and it discourages active participation in the governance process. The NSBA’s request represents a huge step backwards in the collective advocacy efforts carried out by LSBA and other state associations in protecting and preserving openness, transparency, and local autonomy.”
Garland’s threats against parents discourage active participation in the governance process. Doesn’t that speak volumes? SHUT UP MOM AND DAD, or we will sick the FEDs on you!
According to the New Hampshire Journal, the New Hampshire School Boards Association rejected the “Domestic Terror” take on parent protests.
“The New Hampshire School Board Association is distancing itself from the national organization’s efforts to label protesting parents as potential “domestic terrorists.”
When contacted by NHJournal, the New Hampshire School Board Association distanced itself from the national organization’s efforts.
“The NHSBA was not consulted before the letter/press release was sent by the National School Boards Association to President Biden regarding disruptions at school board meetings. NHSBA was not consulted, was not asked to opine, and was not asked to provide input,” an unsigned statement reads. “To be clear, as a component of good governance, NHSBA has always encouraged local school boards to accept and welcome civil input and comments from all stakeholders.”
More people are speaking up in defense of parents and that’s good to see. Parents can impact change effectively by attending school board meetings every chance they get. They need to make a commitment to speak at every school board meeting and present facts and logic in order to get their point across.
Parents are passionate about their children’s education, let’s not overreact to passion when their children are involved. Let’s give them some respect no matter how much you may disagree with them. Sometimes they just want to be heard.