Texas School Board Candidates Win Big By Opposing Critical Race Theory

Voters rejected critical race theory this week in Texas by electing more Republican candidates to the state Board of Education.

Two of those winners, LJ Francis and Pat Hardy, appeared on “Fox & Friends First” Friday to discuss their wins after campaigning against CRT.

“I think it’s absolutely clear that’s why we were successful on Tuesday night. When I started my campaign I went and spoke with parents and listened to the community” , Francis said.

“And one thing they were talking about is that they reject critical race theory,” he said, adding that the left’s so-called “diversity, equity and inclusion” agenda doesn’t does not conform to the “American dream”.

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Francis, a Jamaican immigrant, described what he believes needs to be passed on to children.

“I showed everyone that it doesn’t matter where you come from. What you want to achieve is important and if you work hard you can achieve those things, regardless of race,” he said. to Todd Piro.

Education in Texas has become a hot topic in recent years amid critical race theory debates, gender issues, and controversy over some library books.

Hardy, a longtime humanities professor, said “control has to be at the local level.”

She also argued that it is very important for local school boards to be aware of critical race theory and what is taught in public schools.

“I’ve been a warrior against critical race theory in our schools. I hear it constantly from parents. I get phone calls with very sad comments about what’s going on,” she said, emphasizing that she wanted children to learn from an early age. age on patriotism, “love of country” and appreciating the sacrifices of the American military.

Ten Republican candidates won seats on the board on Tuesday, compared to five Democrats.

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The victories underscore the phenomenon of parents across the country paying greater attention to their local school boards by challenging progressive curricula and challenging books they deem inappropriate.

In Florida, candidates who ran on a similar platform and were backed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis were also victorious.

Cindy Spray, who won her race in Manatee County, and Jackie Rosario, who won her race in Indian River County, joined “Fox & Friends” on Thursday to discuss the impact of the endorsement of DeSantis and his resonance with their constituents.

“The support I got from Governor DeSantis is what brought us to the brink,” Spray said. co-host Ainsley Earhardt. “His perspective on the need to get back to basics in education aligned with what I had seen. And of course, my grandchildren. You have kids in school, you want to make sure we get the education system that we actually ‘expect from public schools to get back to basics and…to support parental rights.”




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