It’s not just RRISD; school board chaos/take-overs part of coordinated, national effort.

National media coverage reveals an eerily familiar pattern of events in suburban school districts all across the country. Last summer, NBC News covered school board chaos and District takeovers in Cumberland, Maine. Earlier that year, they had followed the same story closer to home in Carroll ISD, outside of Dallas with their Southlake podcast. And Education Week wrote an article in July 2021 linking state-level education legislation to Trump administration policy.

“While the efforts vary, they share strategies of disruption, publicity and mobilization. The groups swarm school board meetings, inundate districts with time-consuming public records requests and file lawsuits and federal complaints alleging discrimination against white students.”

NBC News Article, June 15, 2021

“In the months after the 2020 election, former Trump administration officials and allies built up a network of think tanks and donor groups dedicated to continuing to advance his policy agenda. … One such group is Citizens for Renewing America, an advocacy group that also counts voter fraud, border security, and big government among its top issues. … The group has also released a tool kit, which advises on “how to stop Critical Race Theory and reclaim your local school board.”

Education Week Article, July 19, 2021