The Mississippi School Boards Association Board of Directors are terminating their membership with the National School Boards Association. In doing so, they say the NSBA’s letter to President Biden requesting federal agencies to intervene at school board meetings was just one in a series of lapses in governance, therefore the state board can no longer allow the national association to speak for them.
The termination will be effective June 30th of 2022, the end of the term for which MSBA has paid its dues.
Senator Roger Wicker is commending their decision. “I commend the Mississippi School Boards Association for their sensible and measured approach to this issue. They are standing up for Mississippi parents. Recent attempts by the Biden Administration and the National School Boards Association to silence dissent should be met with a forceful rebuke.
“Parents have a basic right to shape the education of their children, and they are right to be upset by the divisive ideas and harmful policies being implemented in many classrooms across our country. I hope the Mississippi School Boards Association will continue to stand for parents, students, and the future of our education system.”
Wicker has been a vocal opponent of the Biden Administration’s recent actions to weaponize the Justice Department to intimidate and silence parents who speak out to protect their children. Wicker joined a resolution supporting parents’ right to be involved in the education of their children.