(NewsReady.com) – Last year, the National School Board Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) comparing angry parents to domestic terrorists. The organization’s board of directors later walked the letter back, but the damage was done. In the months after, nearly two dozen states have cut ties with the organization.
29 state school boards associations have at least distanced themselves from the National School Boards Association
21 of those states (purple) have discontinued membership, participation, and/or dues because of the NSBA's actions. pic.twitter.com/lp3mSHuJht
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) February 21, 2022
On February 21, the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) announced it passed a motion to end its membership in the NSBA. The state association said it doesn’t believe the NSBA has the vision it needs “to regain its important role as an advocate for public education through school board leadership.” In addition, the ISBA went on to say the decision came after the national association didn’t deliver its promises and failed to address concerns.
Idaho became the 22nd school board association to sever ties with the NSBA following its tirade against parents. The decisions come at a time when Republicans and education advocates have pushed schools to allow parents more input on what their kids are learning. It’s become such an important issue that Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) campaigned on it, flipped Virginia red, and is now governor.
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