Moms for Liberty-Backed School Board Bans Critical Race Theory

The new conservative majority board also removed the superintendent at their first meeting.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Newly elected school board members in the Berkeley County School District in South Carolina voted out their superintendent, Deon Jackson, within two hours of being sworn in for a conservative, Anthony Dixon.
  • Six of the new members were endorsed by the conservative group Moms for Liberty.
  • In addition to the superintendent’s termination, they voted to remove the district’s lawyer, replace the chair with Mac McQuillin, and voted to ban critical race theory from their schools.
  • McQuillin is a local attorney and one of the board members backed by Moms for Liberty.
MOMS FOR LIBERTY ELECTION WINS:
  • The right-leaning group backed hundreds of school board candidates nationwide, all of whom ran on a platform of conservative values for education.
  • Moms for Liberty said it has endorsed more than 500 school board candidates across the country during the midterm elections and almost half of those candidates won their races. 
  • The group was more successful in some states than others, with greater progress in Florida than in California.
BACKGROUND:
  • In the state of Florida, every school board candidate backed by newly re-elected Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) won their races, American Faith reported.
  • The support “put us over the edge,” according to Cindy Spray of Manatee County. “You have kids in school, you want to make sure that we’re getting the education system that we’re actually expecting from the public schools back to the basics and… supporting parental rights.”