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Grand Jury Indicts Texas School Board Members for Alleged Critical Race Theory Secret Meetings

Grand Jury Indicts Texas School Board Members for Alleged Critical Race Theory Secret Meetings

“violated the Open Meetings Act as they discussed a racial agenda that was widely opposed by their constituents”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ix9IkwjbUg

Two days ago, we ran a story about teachers in California who were told to hide Critical Race Theory materials from parents.

Now we are learning of a similar situation in Texas, involving school board members.

Luke Rosiak reports at the Daily Wire:

Grand Jury Indicts School Board Members For Alleged Secret Discussions About Racial Agenda

Two Texas school board members were indicted on charges that they violated the Open Meetings Act as they discussed a racial agenda that was widely opposed by their constituents.

Carroll Independent School District (CISD) president Michelle Moore and vice president Todd Carlton were indicted by a grand jury for texts involving the school district’s “Cultural Competence Action Plan,” The Texan reported.

The board is required to meet in public, but the texts allegedly involved enough school board members that it may have amounted to a secret, unofficial meeting under the law.

In December, a judge separately instituted a restraining order prohibiting the school officials from moving forward with work related to a District Diversity Council, which in August issued a 34-page plan that included a proposal for racial training in schools that would cost $425,000 the first year, including $35,000 for speakers.

The cultural competence plan called for hiring “a Director of Equity and Inclusion” and “embed[ding] diversity and inclusion training for students as an ‘enrollment to graduation’ process in all grades.”

Rosiak points out that the hiring of a diversity administrator likely would have led to the implementation of Critical Race Training.

Eric Lendrum of American Greatness emphasizes the same point:

CISD had previously attempted to implement conditions recommended by a report from a “District Diversity Council” in August of last year. The report, among other things, suggested hiring a “Director of Equity and Inclusion,” “embedding diversity and inclusion training for students as an ‘enrollment to graduation’ process in all grades,” and spending over $425,000 on “racial training,” including approximately $35,000 to bring speakers to school. A judge in December ultimately issued a restraining order halting the district’s efforts to implement these plans.

The fact that educators in two different states have been caught secretly plotting to implement Critical Race Training in the same week should ring every parental alarm bell that exists.

The left knows that parents don’t want this, but leftists are advancing their agenda anyway, in secret.

These are not people who care about the well being of your children.

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Comments

Indicted for text messages? No, that sounds like free speech. I’m completely in favor of indicting every school board in the country but I don’t think this case is going to stick.

    healthguyfsu in reply to irv. | April 16, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    If the text messages constitute discourse that would normally be part of a meeting then it is possible.

    I don’t think it’s likely, but at least it is a warning to stop trying to stuff your personal propaganda into your elected duties.

    SDN in reply to irv. | April 16, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    irv, we already have SCOTUS precedent that text messages, tweets, and anything that a government official (President Trump) sends are government records that cannot be kept secret from a member of the public, whether by blocking a reader or whatever.

    Gander, meet sauce.

      DaveGinOly in reply to SDN. | April 16, 2021 at 4:55 pm

      Government workers are taught by their employers that work-related business conducted via private means of communication are still work and they, and any documentation memorializing the discussions, are subject to document disclosure requests. Just because the discussions took place on private channels and while not on the clock does not necessarily protect them. If they were discussing personal sentiments, that may be private. But if their discussions concerned policy implementation, funding, or other subjects that they could have discussed while in session, they may be up the proverbial creek.

    henrybowman in reply to irv. | April 16, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    To the contrary, open meeting cases just like this (and even looser) have already stuck.

    puhiawa in reply to irv. | April 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    There are strict laws in my State about any meetings by any appointed commission or elected officials being without notice and open to the public.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to irv. | April 16, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Open meetings, public business being public. Conspiring to shove CRT down our children’s throats is a crime. What about the bigger RICO conspiracy pushing CRT.

    It is amazing that we are putting up up with black wet dreams.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to irv. | April 17, 2021 at 10:32 am

    No, indicted for allegedly conducting official school business in a secret, off the record school board meeting (via text messaging) to discuss implementation of a CRT agenda that the board members knew would not be a popular subject if brought up in a public board meeting.

    A violation of public meeting laws as well as established rules/regulations concerning the creation and maintenance of accurate and complete records of the deliberations and decisions of the school board.

It’s always great to see Southlake in the news. Negatively.

    HUTCH68 in reply to MTED. | April 16, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Whoops, are you a Keller resident MTED? Guess losing to the Dragons every year might have that impact…

    But for those of us fighting to keep this lazy, “critical” race theory BS out of our schools, you should set aside your angst and fight to ensure the focus of schools is on fundamentals.

Critical Race Theory presumes diversity (i.e. color judgment), not limited to racism, a minority issue, denies individual dignity, individual conscience, intrinsic value, normalizes color blocs (e.g. people of white), color quotas, and affirmative discrimination. Diversity is a dogmatic belief of the Progressive Church/Synagogue/Corporation/Chamber/Clinic etc. under the Pro-Choice religion. One step forward, two steps backward.

    healthguyfsu in reply to n.n. | April 16, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Hi n.n

    If I could find a way to say this privately I would. I don’t meant to offend at all, but I don’t think these posts that look like “liberal word salad” come off as effective as you think. They always essentially say the same thing. I’d love to hear more of your personal voice and relatable thoughts on what you think because I think of you as highly intelligent and capable of providing meaningful substance.

    Sorry if that comes off as rude. I thought this would be a good post because it probably won’t have a long comment section.

      gibbie in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 16, 2021 at 5:16 pm

      A thoughtful, civil, criticism. And I hope this will be taken in the same spirit.

      While I think most of the commenters here would agree on most issues, some comments come across as aggressively belligerent, and therefore unnecessarily offensive. I have friends on the left who I think could benefit from the content of LI articles, but who would be likely to dismiss the whole site based on the intemperance of some of the comments. I think this has the effect of limiting the reach of the excellent work of the LI staff.

        healthguyfsu in reply to gibbie. | April 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm

        Noted! I try not to let my anger get the best of me most of the time. Have you seen anything particular that I’ve done that would be a problem? Let me know.

        elliesmom in reply to gibbie. | April 16, 2021 at 8:19 pm

        I find the conservative commenters here to be remarkably considerate in their responses to the articles posted. If they occasionally trounce on a lefty troll, it’s the kind of response the troll is hoping to get. I feel very confident in recommending LI to my more liberal friends because they know how to behave in someone else’s house. If your friends are well-behaved, the responses to them will also be polite.

        henrybowman in reply to gibbie. | April 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

        We have a dementia patient in the White House running the country as if he were a lone dictator; a lightweight who couldn’t even get enough votes from her own party to survive the first round of primaries second in command; an ongoing invasion of our country by foreign nationals of military age being officially invited in; a revival (out of nowhere) of naked racism (this time against whites); an FBI that is ignoring criminal activity and concentrating on repressing the political opposition; a health secretary with mental health issues; a health czar who can’t maintain consistent recommendations; a gun czar who hates guns and has actually participated in the murder of children of gun owners; a nationwide Marxist cabal warping the minds of our schoolchildren; and a news estate that deals in nothing but one-sided propaganda and censorship.

        Anybody who comes here and isn’t already positive that America is well on its way down the toilet is way too stupid for me to waste any of my time trying to persuade.

        i recommend that the rest of conservative America rise to my level of intemperance, at a minimum. Otherwise, nothing will ever change… not for the better, at any rate.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 16, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      I agree, NN harps way too much on abortion. At times I see great insights from the posts,, quite often I skip them.. But, then I have my own rants 🙂

      You should read about “the log in your eye”.

        healthguyfsu in reply to Barry. | April 16, 2021 at 11:37 pm

        Aren’t you a peach?

        I never claimed to be perfect…it was meant to be helpful criticism because I believe he or she’s points rarely hit home the way they are worded.

      Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 18, 2021 at 12:35 am

      You can actually make sense of n.n.’s comments? I suspect I would agree with a lot of his/her comments if I could understand them, but I usually skip them because it’s too much work to figure out what they mean.

There is really only one lasting solution. Defund the public schools.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | April 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve advocated that for many years.

    gibbie in reply to henrybowman. | April 16, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I agree. The idea that education should be run by a government bureaucracy is simply madness. However, people like you and me cannot implement school choice or defund government schools on our own. We are dependent on our government representatives, who are subject to re-election constraints and lobbying from leftists and teachers unions.

    One action we can immediately take on our own is to remove our children from the government schools. Another is to help other parents to do so. Another is to inform parents and church leadership about the true nature of the government schools.

    Milwaukee in reply to henrybowman. | April 17, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Defunding public schools is a great idea. However, that might be a bridge too far. How about decriminalizing school truancy? And loosen rules about who can and when take the GED test, and test right out of high School.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to henrybowman. | April 17, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Defund the public schools.

    And defund and prohibit Unions in public education.

In Massachusetts, the Open Meeting Law is pretty strict. I am on a 3 person Town Board and therefore I can only discuss Board related business in an open meeting.

You can be sure that there are 100s or 1,000s of similar private discussions by school board members who believe it’s their mission to enlighten the kids – whether parents agree or not.

We have already lost a generation to this nonsense. Talk to most teenagers – they are brainwashed. Adopting all the Marxist language and views. My daughter was taught that the Police came about because slave owners needed people to capture runaway slaves. She now HATES the police. She thinks socialism is the right direction. (BTW it’s a NY school)

This must be stopped. Home schooling if necessary. Every sane person (meaning no Marxists) should run for their local school board and return it to sanity. Schools should be for leaning – not for political indoctrination.

The “notify me when there are new comments” checkbox has disappeared.

I suggest jail time. A few months should do it.
These people know exactly what they are doing.

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