Candidates Opposed to CRT, Gender Theory Manage To Sweep School Board Races in Key Texas Metro

Candidates Opposed to CRT, Gender Theory Manage To Sweep School Board Races in Key Texas Metro

Several school board candidates who ran on their opposition to woke curriculum and ideology like Critical Race Theory, gender fluidity, and social emotional learning convincingly won races in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth communities, victories that were led, in part, with assistance from a Christian cellphone carrier.

“The usually quiet, non-partisan races were animated this year by anger at progressive curricula and COVID-19 masking policies, as well as $500,000 in donations to a pro-parent PAC by Patriot Mobile, a Grapevine, Texas,-based cellphone company that caters to Christian conservatives,” The Daily Wire reported. “Candidates backed by Patriot swept school board races in Tarrant County, a populous urban region that includes Fort Worth.”

An elated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott weighed in on the victories on Twitter.

“Conservatives won school board elections across Texas,” he wrote. “Parents are more involved and active in school elections and school policies than ever before. No one cares more about children than their parents. The power of parents will continue to expand in Texas.”

The Election Wizard Twitter account added: “School board candidates opposed to CRT and mask mandates swept elections across Texas last night. Wins in Frisco, Clear Creek, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Carroll, Spring Branch, Richardson, and even in Dripping Springs (Austin, TX), where conservatives flipped the board.”

Now, officials who created the PAC, which is called Patriot Mobile Action, say they plan to take its message and financial support to school board elections far beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs.

“Patriot Mobile Action is a new entity created to put Christian conservative values into action,” said Patriot Mobile spokesperson Leigh Wambsganss in a statement. “We will take action in supporting organizations and candidates that exemplify these values.”

The Daily Wire adds:

Winning candidates in several races held Saturday also had the support of True Texas Project, a conservative organization that grew out of the Tea Party movement.

In Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth and has a population of over 2 million, conservative candidates won at least 10 of the 11 open seats. The county includes the Grapevine-Colleyville, Keller, and Mansfield school districts. Tarrant County is about 30% Hispanic and the nation’s 15th-largest county. In the 2020 election, it tipped for President Biden.

Many of those parents appear to have rejected the increasingly leftist curriculum that public schools around the country have embraced, say some observers.

“What parents discovered was that their children were being told that their ‘gender identity’ has nothing to do with biological reality, that White people are inherently racist and inferior, that Blacks are chronic victims of racism and can never rise above that, and that America is an evil country that has exploited racial and sexual minorities across the world for centuries,” wrote Andrea Widburg, of American Thinker.


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