Concerned Parents Should NOT be called terrorists
(Columbia, S.C.) – After the National School Board Association (NSBA) called parents “terrorists” and strong urging from S.C. lawmakers, the S.C. School Board Association withdrew from the NSBA. See below for SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick’s full statement:
“After the National School Board Association called concerned parents at school board meetings ‘terrorists’, we’re glad to see the South Carolina School Board Association withdraw from the national group,” said SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick. “Parents shouldn’t be called terrorists because they’re concerned with what’s being taught in their child’s classroom. We want to thank the Republican State House of Representative members, led by Representative Stewart Jones, who sent a letter, urging to make this happen.
“Over the last year we’ve seen the government’s oversized role in education on full display. Despite what Democrats say, parents deserve to have input over what’s happening in their child’s classroom, and they should be able to vocalize concerns to school boards without being put on an FBI watchlist. Now more than ever, disparities and government failures have made the need for school choice an even bigger priority.”