Parents throughout the state fought back against woke indoctrination in public schools in Saturday’s local elections.

In Fort Bend ISD, former Texas Association of School Boards President Jim Rice (2020-2021) lost his seat on the board of trustees.

TASB is the local affiliate of the National School Boards Association, which referred to parents as “domestic terrorists” last year. So far, TASB has refused to resign from the NSBA despite repeated calls from Texas elected officials and the resignations of multiple other state boards, including California, from the NSBA.

Taxpayers fund TASB through local property taxes, which are used by the school district to pay dues to the organization. Meanwhile, TASB fights against taxpayers’ interests and parental rights. TASB is calling for promoting “equity” and eradicating “systemic racism,” both terms anchored in critical race theory.

State Rep. Steve Toth (R–The Woodlands) announced the win of “pro-parental rights, anti-indoctrination candidate Rick Garcia for FBISD Board of Trustees” over incumbent Rice.

“Garcia didn’t stand a chance,” said Toth. “Rice had the name ID and all the support in the world. Add to that, Fort Bend County has been tracking Democrat for the past six years. Evidently, peddling state sponsored hate in classrooms isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue.”

Despite Rice’s advantages, Toth says, “Parents have seen it with their own eyes and they’re done with anyone that wants to indoctrinate our children.”

“School boards can cry all day long; ‘CRT doesn’t exist in our school,’” said Toth. “But the foundational element of “white privilege” and shaming children for the sins and injustice of prior generations is all too real.”

The Texas Legislature ostensibly passed a ban on CRT in K-12 education last year; however, the legislation is vague and lacks a viable enforcement mechanism.

Toth says parental involvement and elections are the enforcement mechanisms.

“For those who ask what the enforcement mechanism/punishment is for teaching CRT, it’s you, the voter. Parents, who will no longer sit idly by, are awake and ready,” said Toth.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.