In recent days, both the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have called on the Biden Administration to take extraordinary actions against people demanding accountability of their local schools, even to the extent of designating dissenters as domestic terrorists. In a letter to Biden, the NSBA wrote: “As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” Angry dissent on COVID 19 policies and teaching of Critical Race Theory—both encouraged by the Biden Administration—have prompted the requests.
Americans would be wise to memorize the 10th Amendment, which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” It means that if it is not itemized in the Constitution, it is left to the states or to the people (that’s you and me) to decide. This is coming into play more and more each passing day where federal government is overstepping its bounds. One area that it has grown to immense overreaching and unconstitutional fiat is that of your local school. Public schools were supposed to be governed locally, but then the government got into the quid pro quo business with granting money for submitting to policy.
As far back as 1647 when the Massachusetts Bay Colony mandated a school be established within each town, there have been school boards governing local schools. The federal government had no authority because it was left to the states and the people to decide. Then along came President Jimmy Carter, who established the Department of Education. DOE’s mission is to “establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights.” In 2022 DOE has a proposed budget of about $153 BILLION. That’s a lot of federal clout for something that is supposed to be locally driven and accountable.
So now principals and school boards are whining to the federal government because the people who elected or appointed them are trying to hold accountability. While there is no excuse for violence against schools or school boards, there is also no excuse for elected board members refusing to hear or demeaning those with dissenting opinions of their detrimental leftist policies. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Public schools thirsting for federal money are training up our children with lies, sexual perversion, and unhealthy federal mandates. Elected overseers and principals must be held accountable locally. Write your local principal and school board members. Attend school board meetings. Defend your child’s interests. Vote these people out.