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Critical race theory battle invades school boards — with help from GOP’ers

(Snip) this is a good read. The attack on CRT is the new “southern strategy.”
In towns nationwide, well-connected conservative activists, and Fox News, have ramped up the tension in fights over race and equity in schools.

Prominent Republican political figures are rushing in to support the anti-critical race theory parent activists, hoping that these local battles will mobilize conservative voters in next year’s midterms and beyond.

By Tyler Kingkade, Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins

A booby-trapped billboard. A list of demands. A conservative media frenzy.

Jeff Porter, superintendent of a wealthy suburban school district in Maine, had no idea that his community was about to become part of a national battle when in the summer of 2020 a father began accusing the district of trying to “indoctrinate” his children by teaching critical race theory.

To Porter, the issue was straightforward: The district had denounced white supremacy in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police, but did not teach critical race theory, the academic study of racism’s pervasive impact.

But the parent, Shawn McBreairty, grew increasingly disgruntled and soon connected with No Left Turn in Education, a rapidly growing national group that supports parents as they fight against lessons on systemic racism. That action turned a heated conflict with the school board into one that soon drew national attention, mobilized by a new, increasingly coordinated movement with the backing of major conservative organizations and media outlets.

It’s a movement that has amped up grassroots parental organizing around the country, bringing the lens and stakes of national politics — along with the playbook of seasoned GOP activists — to school boards.

“I was very naïve at the beginning of the year,” Porter said. “I thought it was a concerned parent who had taken it a little too far. I didn't understand this until recently, but these were tactics from national organizations to discredit the entire district.”

McBreairty became Maine’s chapter leader for No Left Turn last summer. He has since put up a billboard-size sign of a school board member’s face on his lawn and said it was surrounded by rat traps to prevent theft. “This is a war with the left,” McBreairty said in an email to NBC News, “and in war, tactics and strategy can become blurry.” The fight has only escalated, and it shows no sign of slowing.


Posted: 06/15/2021 at 12:56PM


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  Good. School boards have been getting a bit loco lately. -- Colo Spgs Buff 06/16/2021 1:39PM
  This is the strawman -- factchecker 06/15/2021 3:21PM
  I think I lost an IQ point just from reading this post -- Glen Beck 06/15/2021 10:38PM
  😂😂😂🤣🤣. KO** -- Wishbone 06/15/2021 11:10PM
  🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 ** -- HooYahBUFF 06/15/2021 11:00PM
  Looks like you are the racist. Not surprised. ** -- buffaloaded 06/15/2021 4:09PM
  How so? ** -- factchecker 06/15/2021 4:19PM
  This isnt up for debate or discussion for the left. -- HooYahBUFF 06/15/2021 6:59PM
  Such a weird nonsequitor response -- cswilliam 06/15/2021 2:22PM
  Another non-sequitor -- cswilliam 06/15/2021 3:37PM
  Why doesn't everyone understand that? -- 84Buff 06/15/2021 4:01PM
  Because the people -- Wishbone 06/15/2021 6:13PM
  How is it being proposed to be implemented in public -- CiffBoothBuff 06/15/2021 6:19PM
  Example of MLK please. -- Ralphie Bruber 06/15/2021 4:31PM
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  Example of MLK please….. ** -- Ralphie Bruber 06/16/2021 12:55PM
  Example of what? -- 84Buff 06/16/2021 4:10PM
  History tells us that two days after MLK Jr.’s speech…. -- Ralphie Bruber 06/16/2021 4:47PM
  So back to the issue -- 84Buff 06/16/2021 5:04PM
  It’s taught at liberal arts colleges -- factchecker 06/15/2021 5:33PM
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  And outside of it. ** -- factchecker 06/15/2021 8:36PM
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