As parents continue to fight for their children to learn basic reading and math over leftist gender ideologies and critical race theory, the Texas GOP is wading into local school board races to endorse the conservative candidate.
Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, announced last week that Carol Lacey McGuire is the Texas GOP’s choice for Dallas-area Coppell Independent School District.
In June of 2020, as Black Lives Matters riots sprang up across the country, the Coppell ISD school board voted unanimously to require employees and students to receive instruction in elements of CRT, the hotly contentious racist ideology that teaches individuals should be punished or promoted because of the color of their skin.
“Coppell ISD will continue to implement a social and emotional learning curriculum that emphasize[s] wellness and anti-racism as key factors of student and staff success,” reads the Coppell ISD resolution.
Current Coppell ISD Place 3 trustee Anthony Hill voted to adopt the aforementioned resolution.
According to an email sent to Republican voters in the district by Rinaldi and the Republican Party of Texas, “The Radical Left is working hard to re-elect Anthony Hill for Coppell ISD Place 3 to continue prioritizing indoctrination over education.”
In conjunction with the resolution to require CRT instruction for teachers and students, Coppell ISD released a list of CRT parenting resources, including books such as “Woke Baby” and “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by CRT Chief Marketing Officer Ibram X. Kendi. Notably, Kendi spoke to school and government librarians last week at the Texas Library Association’s annual conference.
Meanwhile, in Houston-area Clear Creek ISD, the Texas GOP endorsed Scott Bowen for re-election to the board of trustees.
Bowen successfully passed a ban on CRT in CCISD following his 2019 win and has opposed student mask mandates as well as delayed in-person education.
Both endorsements are based on resolutions passed by the State Republican Executive Committee earlier this year.
Early voting is ongoing, and Election Day is May 7.
“Make a plan to vote for your children’s future and against woke garbage in our public schools!” said Rinaldi.