National school board bleeding members, cash may now face challenge from rival group

School board associations in various states faced tense situations as disgruntled parents vented their frustrations over COVID-19 mask mandates, remote learning and other difficulties in the classroom. The NSBA submitted a letter to President Biden in which it claimed members suffered acts ofmalice, violence and threats” que “could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.

La carta, submitted in September, drew immediate backlash from the public and some individual state associations. The NSBA apologized for the comparison, but the impact has continued to resonate even months later.

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Por lo menos 17 affiliates have cut ties with the organization and have considered forming a new, rival group after losing faith in leadership over the letter and its handling of various issues, Axios informó.

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, sólo 40 minutes from Fairfax

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, sólo 40 minutes from Fairfax (REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein)

That loss of membership would constitute a loss of around $ 1.1 million in membership fees and annual dues – roughly 42% of the total fees paid to the NSBA in 2019, de acuerdo con la National Review.

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Florida appeared to lead the charge with a letra from Steve Gallon III of the Miami-Dade County school board to NSBA leadership last month. Gallon blasted the lack oftransparency and accountability” de la organización, “failures that continue to exacerbate an already untenable and potentially irreparable situation.

Elizabeth L. Schultz, a member of the Fairfax County School Board for 8 años, wearing a "Parents are not domestic terrorists" t-shirt.

Elizabeth L. Schultz, a member of the Fairfax County School Board for 8 años, wearing aParents are not domestic terroristst-shirt. (Fox News Digital)

Gallon claimed the organization has weakeneda national voice for public educationand helped fan the flames of partisanship.

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And Florida amended its bylaws to change requirements that would keep Florida school boards in the NSBA, paving the way for them to join an alternative organization.

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