On Tuesday, a group of Arizonans launched the Arizona Coalition of School Board Members (ACSBM) as an alternative to the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA): a 73-year-old monopoly held by the National School Boards Association (NSBA). That’s the very government lobbying group that requested President Joe Biden’s DOJ use the PATRIOT Act to investigate individuals including parents for behavior that they claimed could rise to the level of “domestic terrorism,” a call that the Biden administration heeded in recent weeks.
NSBA’s request cited an arrest at a school board meeting earlier this year involving Loudoun County, Virginia, parent Scott Smith. Earlier this month, Daily Wire reporter Luke Rosiak revealed in an explosive investigative reportthat Smith’s arrest happened at a school board meeting discussing a plan to expand a gender-neutral bathroom policy, all while the district may have covered up the alleged rape of Smith’s daughter by a boy in a girls bathroom.
Unlike NSBA and its Arizona chapter, ASBA, this new association claims it will put students first.
“Students should always be at the forefront of policy considerations – not unions and not special interest groups,” asserted ACSBM’s first promotional video.