**The following resolution was passed by the SREC during their 4th Quarter 2021 meeting, held December 4th 2021.
WHEREAS, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has made statements equating parents’ public actions and comments opposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in our public schools with “domestic terrorism and hate crimes” in a letter to President Biden; and
WHEREAS, this letter, which NSBA has since retracted, spurred the state school board associations of Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee to terminate their affiliation with NSBA; and
WHEREAS, the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) admitted in a letter that the NSBA letter to President Biden “missed the mark” but only committed to working more diligently with NSBA; and
WHEREAS, organizations like TASB, which has allowed the erosion of Texans’ parental authority, should not take direction from NSBA; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas firmly believes that local Independent School Districts (ISDs) should sever their ties with TASB in order to protect Texas children and the voices of parents; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas opposes tax dollars being sent by local ISDs to TASB and NSBA, which both have promoted Critical Race Theory and have opposed Parental Rights; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall be sent to all members of the Texas Legislature and to the President of the Texas Association of School Boards, posted on the Republican Party of Texas website, and shared by the SRECs with the ISDs in their respective Senate Districts.