The Importance of School Boards

Every public school is overseen by a school board, which serves as the governing body for the school district it represents. School boards consist of elected individuals, many of them parents, and they make critical decisions relating to curriculums used, academic and safety standards, teachers and staff, and budgetary spending and allocation.

In recent years, the importance of who is sitting on our school boards has become an issue of understandable concern. School board officials have begun using their positions to promote political and Marxist agendas such as Critical Race Theory (CRT) , Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs (DEI), and social justice doctrines under the guise of “Social-Emotional Learning” (SEL).

If we hope to save our public schools from becoming indoctrination centers instead of true places of academic learning, we MUST get involved. Parents need to demand transparency, hold teachers and school boards accountable for the decisions they make, and support school board candidates who will ensure that public schools remain committed to children’s academic excellence, not centers designed to create political activists.

If you are interested in keeping apprised of what’s happening at the school board level in Kent County, check out the following organizations below. They are committed to helping parents to research, advocate, and support local school boards, while also empowering you with tools and opportunities to get more involved.

Moms for Liberty is dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government. Join the Kent County chapter or find more information at https://www.momsforliberty.org/chapters/kent-county-mi/

Forest Hills for JUST Education is a non-partisan parent coalition advocating impartial education that is free from bias, centered on fundamentals, and promotes excellence in education. They initially began as a small group of parents in the Forest Hills and Lowell districts, but they have grown to support parents throughout Kent County. You can find them at https://fhforjusteducation.org/

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