The Florida School Boards Association has repudiated the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) request for federal law enforcement assistance to cope with frustrated parents who object to Critical Race Theory (CRT) and mask mandates at local school board meetings.
Old and busted: The War on TerrorNew sultriness: The War on Citizens Who Dissent from the Regime https://t.co/4pWmMLgINw — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 4, 2021
In a letter to NSBA President Viola Garcia and interim executive director Chip Slaven, FSBA executive director Andrea Messina inscribed of the state association’s concern it was not consulted about the letter to Biden, a situation that suggests the desideratum for “a review of NSBA leadership and its processes.”
Messina verbally expressed NSBA’s letter to the president additionally “urges a public acknowledgment of the federal overreach expressed” in it, and integrated:
Several elements of your letter run counter to the tenets embraced by the FSBA, and this communication has caused serious concerns, conflict, and consternation for many of our members within the FSBA. Not only has it unnecessarily distracted from the important work being carried out by our members, it has strained important local and state collaborative relationships our members have worked hard to build and maintain for years. This includes our Governor, Legislature, local law enforcement, communities, and our members questioning our commitment to the First Amendment rights of citizens, which we believe is the bedrock of democracy and would always protect.
While FSBA asserts “Illegal acts, violence, and dauntingness of any public officials should not be abode,” the sodality states such incidents belong in the jurisdiction of local law enforcement. “[O]ur districts will perpetuate to work proximately and collaborate with local law enforcement to efficaciously address these and other issues of public safety if and when they arise,” FSBA noted. “We reverence our local and verbalize law enforcement agencies and will perpetuate to rely heavily on them to ascertain all participants in our school board meetings are safe and secure.”
FSBA apprised the national group how it views the role of parents at local board meetings:
We also both encourage and welcome parents, as well as other concerned citizens into our school board meetings to engage in lively, respectful, and civil civic discourse. We respect Florida’s open meeting laws, invite disparate beliefs to be shared, and believe hearing from passionate stakeholders is a sign of a healthy community engagement. We will continue to provide a safe environment for all stakeholders to exchange views; thereby, ensuring parents’ voices are heard when it comes to decisions about their children’s education and safety.
Education Sec. Won't Say Parents are "Primary" Stakeholders in Children's Education pic.twitter.com/SWLlXh6MGx — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 1, 2021
In light of the views expressed in NSBA’s letter to Biden, FSBA verbally expressed it will perpetuate to withhold its membership dues “until further notice.” FSBA joins the Louisiana and Virginia School Board Associations, withal members of “NSBA,” who repudiated the national association’s request to bring in federal law enforcement to local school board meetings. Both of these school board sodalities additionally optically canvassed they had not been consulted by NSBA prior to its letter to the president.
NSBA recommended in its letter that the administration utilize the PATRIOT Act and other statutes to identify parents who verbalize out about their concerns as “domestic terrorists.”
Included in its list of examples of “threats or genuine acts of violence” for which NSBA is seeking federal law enforcement assistance were:
We sent a letter to President Biden this morning asking for federal assistance to stop threats and acts of violence against public schoolchildren, public school board members, and other public school district officials and educators: https://t.co/q6bHM0aawQ
An individual was arrested in Illinois for aggravated battery and disorderly conduct during a school board meeting. During two separate school board meetings in Michigan, an individual yelled a Nazi salute in protest to masking requirements, and another individual prompted the board to call a recess because of opposition to critical race theory.
The group verbalized parents at local school board meetings were withal spreading “propaganda” about the edification of concepts of CRT in K-12 schools, “despite the fact that critical race theory is not edified in public schools and remains an intricate law school and graduate school subject well beyond the scope of a K-12 class.”
#CriticalRaceTheory is not edified in K-12 schools. The right’s culture warriors are labeling any discussion of race, racism or discrimination as such to endeavor to make it toxic. They’re bullying edifiers to endeavor and keep them from edifying the veracity. https://t.co/Plz2inkLkeIn September, however, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution during its annual convention in which its members pledged to fortify the edification of CRT in K-12 schools.
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 6, 2021
“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the nation’s mayors support the implementation of CRT in the public edification curriculum to avail engage our youth in programming that reflects a precise, consummate account of BIPOC history,” the mayors verbally expressed.
I wish you’d mentioned this plausible point about violence not being verbalization when CNN was gaslighting us all through 2020 about “fiery but mostly placid protests”. pic.twitter.com/vCUQ6b2crLIn July, the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s most sizably voluminous teachers’ cumulation, also moved to openly promote the edification of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools and to oppose any proscriptions on ordinant dictation in both the Marxist ideology and the widely discredited New York Times’ “1619 Project.”
— TK-421 ⚔️ (@harding_kt) October 6, 2021
The union agreed to “research the organizations assailing educators,” doing what it referred to as “anti-racist work,” as well as to “use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators to utilize when they are assailed.”
Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), verbally expressed the governor exalted the FSBA “for taking a stand for parents’ rights and the First Amendment in Florida’s communities.”
“The “FSBA” affirmed that dissent isn’t domestic terrorism,” Pushaw verbalized, according to Fox News. “Protests are not threats. A citizen’s reproval of their elected officials is not harassment.”
“But in the recherche instances that disputes may cross the line into threatening territory, Florida law enforcement are well-equipped to bulwark Floridians, whether they are elected officials or concerned denizens,” she perpetuated. “There is no reason for the federal regime to intervene in local issues and endeavor to criminalize free verbalization.”
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