At a recent event in Leesburg, Virginia, concerned mother Quisha King recently issued an open call to parents across the United States: joining in a “mass exodus” from the public school system.
King, who lives in Florida, argued that school officials have left parents with no other options for fighting against ultra left-wing ideologies being taught in the classroom.
“At this point, the only thing to do is have a mass exodus from the public school system … that’s it,” King proclaimed.
After King’s declaration, she received a standing ovation from the audience.
Previously, King attracted national interest after she openly opposed critical race theory (CRT) in a compelling speech. In addition, King also works for Moms for Liberty, one of the numerous parents’ groups waging a battle against CRT and other hate-filled, deliberately divisive curricula that have pervaded the American school system.
King also added that the recent actions undertaken by federal law enforcement against parents made her realize that a “mass exodus” was the only option, as “what else [can parents] do?”
She noted that school board officials seem utterly indifferent to how parents feel, which is why “standing up to [school boards] doesn’t seem to matter.”
Despite attending meetings, “voicing opinions,” “emailing teachers,” and “writing articles,” parents have still not made progress with shifting the perspective in public school curricula.
Consequently, King believes that “the only thing left to do is just peace out.”
Through the nation collectively engaging in a “mass exodus,” it will truly “send the message that [public schools] do not have the right to indoctrinate [American children].”
King’s comments emerge as uproar has erupted rafter the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the Biden administration, which complained about parents attending school board meetings and insisting that the parents were engaging in a form of “domestic terrorism” in doing so.
The Justice Department responded promptly to the NSBA’s demands for federal law enforcement assistance, recently announcing that the FBI would start investigating parents accused of inciting potential violence at varied school board meetings.
“While spirited debate about policy matters is [constitutionally protected], that protection does not extend to threats of violence,” Garland declared, adding that the protection also does not pertain to “efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views.”
Garland did not explicitly define which actions constitute “efforts to intimidate.”
Critics have responded fiercely to the weaponization of the Justice Department. GOP Senator Josh Hawley (MO) has already indicated that the department is moving towards the restriction of free speech, particularly given the NSBA’s complaints regarding anti-CRT speech.